This is the war between Nadal and Djokovic to leave London number one

Rafa Nadal appears today as number one of the ATP, despite not being able to dispute the semi-final of the 1000 Masters in Paris. This and Novak Djokovic's victory in the gala capital leaves the Serbian only 640 points away from the Balearic Islands, so that in London – from November 10 to 18 – it will be decided who finishes the year at the top of the ranking. The pulse between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic for number one is very close.

Whatever happened in Paris, Rafa Nadal would appear today November 4 as the new number one of the ATP. Neither his abandonment before disputing the semi-final due to injury nor the victory of Novak Djokovic in Paris have deprived him of this, what he has done is to raise the fight to see who finishes at the top of the ranking at the end of the course. Something that will be settled on the track of the o2 Arena in London with the dispute of the Masters Cup, in which this year its eight members are European.

Nadal has 9,585 points, but the fifth crown of Belgrade in Paris has shortened the distance with Manacor, just 640 points that allow him to dream of recovering the number one before the end of the year. In addition, Spanish His participation in London is not yet clear, it will be your doctor, Ángel Ruiz Cotorro, who determines the terms of your recovery once you see the MRI that will be performed this Monday.

The calculator by number one

If Nadal were not present in London, Djokovic would be enough to be a finalist To recover the throne. While if Spanish is prepared to go to the London event, Nadal will defend his position reaching at least the semifinals, regardless of what your opponent does.

We remember that the Masters Cup is divided into a first phase, the round robin, of three matches, whose victory awards 200 points in each one. The first two classified of each group go to the semifinals and winning the ticket to play the final is 400 points.