Russia’s Daniil Medvedev has pushed Spain’s Rafael Nadal to No. 3 in ATP rankings, putting the tennis great in danger of not getting a top-2 seeding at the French Open, which is barely three weeks away. If the Russian — who spent 10 days in bed recovering from Covid-19 before the Madrid Open — holds on to the No. 2 ranking until the seedings are made in two weeks’ time, Nadal would be the No. 3 seed in Paris and potentially on the same half of the draw as No. 1 Novak Djokovic, according to Also Read - Rafael Nadal After Heartbreaking Loss Against Novak Djokovic in French Open Semi-Final, "Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose''

However, Nadal has a good chance of wresting back the No. 2 position from Medvedev in the coming two weeks as another Masters 1000 tournament — the Italian Open — has kicked off in Rome, where the Spaniard is a nine-time champion and slated to play. Also Read - How Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray And Tennis World Hailed Novak Djokovic's French Open Win Over Rafael Nadal

Besides, Nadal can even enter an ATP 250s tournament in either Geneva or Lyon next week. It was a forgettable past week for both Medvedev and Nadal. They lost before the semi-final stage of the Madrid Open. Also Read - Novak Djokovic After Win Over Rafael Nadal in French Open Semi-Final: Best Match I Was Part of at Roland Garros

While the Russian lost in the third round to Cristian Garin, Nadal was beaten in the quarter-finals by the eventual winner, Germany’s Alexander Zverev.