How Rafael Nadal fetched direct entry into French Open 2024? All about Protected Ranking Method
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How Rafael Nadal fetched direct entry into French Open 2024? All about Protected Ranking Method

The 2024 French Open entry list was announced on Tuesday, April 16. Rafael Nadal qualified via protected ranking. As of Tuesday, April 16, Rafael Nadal tops the entry list for the 2024 French Open through a protected ranking. For the men’s singles draw, the cut-off ranking was 99, but Nadal, Marin Cilic, Denis Shapovalov, Kei…

The 2024 French Open entry list was announced on Tuesday, April 16. Rafael Nadal qualified via protected ranking.

As of Tuesday, April 16, Rafael Nadal tops the entry list for the 2024 French Open through a protected ranking. For the men’s singles draw, the cut-off ranking was 99, but Nadal, Marin Cilic, Denis Shapovalov, Kei Nishikori, and Kwon Soonwoo qualified with protected rankings. In 2024, the 14-time Roland Garros champion has only appeared in the Brisbane International and reached the quarterfinals. As a result of his injury, he will also miss the Australian Open and Indian Wells this year. On April 16, he will return to the court at the Barcelona Open.  Referenece                             

How Rafael Nadal fetched direct entry into French Open 2024? All about Protected Ranking Method

The French Open 2024 will be a direct entry for Rafael Nadal

Nadal revealed that he came here on a last-minute decision, unsure if he would be able to play.

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Emphasizing the uncertainty and obscurity surrounding his return. His love for the game and the Barcelona Open, in particular, remains unfazed despite the challenges. The opportunity to be here in Barcelona is a gift to me,” he said, acknowledging the tournament’s special place in his heart.

Through the protected ranking, Nadal has been assigned the No.9 seed. At the French Open, Novak Djokovic will be seeded first, followed by Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz.                    

Roland-Garros 2024 entry lists have been released

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What is Protected Ranking System?

Top-level players can return to play using special/protected rankings after an absence

Injuries that cause extended absences. Men’s rankings are determined by the player’s average ranking over three months after an injury. The player can use this provision for nine months or nine tournaments after returning, whichever comes first, and it extends to twelve months if absent for more than a year. A woman’s ranking remains the same as it was at the time of injury, and she can participate in eight tournaments per year, or 12 if she misses more than a year.

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