David Goffin is fished out as a ‘lucky loser’ and meets world number one Carlos Alcaraz in Nur-Sultan

Goffin benefited from the forfeit of the Norwegian Holger Rune (ATP 26), who lost the final of the ATP tournament in Sofia (hard court / 534,555 euros) to the Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler (ATP 64) on Sunday.

It will be the second duel between Goffin and Alcaraz on the ATP circuit. The nineteen-year-old Spaniard beat our compatriot last year in Melbourne. Alcaraz has not played any tournaments since his final victory at the US Open at the beginning of September. He still played in the Davis Cup.

Nadal jumps over Ruud again to 2nd place in ATP ranking, Goffin loses another place

Monday’s new ATP ranking had few surprises in store. At the top, Carlos Alcaraz remains the leader. The nineteen-year-old Spaniard became the youngest number one in the world ever after his victory at the US Open. Behind him, his compatriot Rafael Nadal jumps again over Casper Ruud to second place.

Ruud did not get further than the quarterfinals at the ATP tournament in Seoul last week. The Norwegian was number two in the world since his lost final at the US Open.

Furthermore, there were no major shifts at the top of the ATP ranking on Monday. On the Belgian side, David Goffin lost another place. He is now 66th. Goffin went out on Sunday in the qualifications for the ATP tournament in Nur-Sultan, Kazakh, but was still fished out as a ‘lucky loser’. He will meet Carlos Alcaraz in the first round on Tuesday morning.

Zizou Bergs had to give up three places and is now in 131st place. Kimmer Coppejans (ATP 198, +1) and Michael Geerts (ATP 266, +3) made small gains. Joris De Loore (ATP 313) climbed seventeen places.

ATP ranking on Monday 3 October (the ranking on 26 September in brackets):

1. (1) Carlos Alcaraz (Spa) 6740 points

2. (3) Rafael Nadal (Spa) 5810

3. (2) Casper Ruud (Noo) 5645

4. (4) Daniil Medvedev (Rus) 5065

5. (5) Alexander Zverev (Dui) 5040

6. (6) Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gri) 4810

7. (7) Novak Djokovic (S) 3820

8. (8) Cameron Norrie (GBr) 3445

9. (9) Andrey Rublev (Rus) 3345

10. (11) Hubert Hurkacz (Pol) 3175

11. (12) Taylor Fritz (VSt) 3055

12. (10) Jannik Sinner (Ita) 3040

13. (13) Félix Auger-Aliassime (Can) 2950

14. (16) Marin Cilic (Kro) 2495

15. (14) Pablo Carreno Busta (Spa) 2360

16. (15) Matteo Berrettini (Ita) 2360

17. (17) Diego Schwartzman (Arg) 2110

18. (18) Karen Khachanov (Rus) 1990

19. (19) Frances Tiafoe (VSt) 1940

20. (20) Nick Kyrgios (Aus) 1780

66. (65) David Goffin 770

131. (128) Zizou Bergs 423

198. (199) Kimmer Coppejans 263

266. (269) Michael Geerts 184

313. (330) Joris De Loore 158

322. (322) Raphael Collignon 149

396. (394) Gauthier Onclin 110

531. (461) Ruben Bemelmans 56

574. (569) Christopher Heyman 49

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