The Spaniard last topped the men's singles rankings in July 2014 but will overtake Andy Murray at the end of the week following Roger Federer's injury setback.
Ivo Karlovic, who at 38 is one of the oldest players on the ATP Tour, had a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win over Czech 24-year-old Jiri Vesely while Italy's Fabio Fognini, 30, held off Russian youngster Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (7/5), 6-4.
Murray was absent with a hip injury and dropped 600 points from last year's runner-up showing in Cincinnati, so either Nadal or Federer was going to usurp him. "Roger and I are both having a great season". The 31-year-old has won four tournaments this year, including historic 10th titles at Roland Garros, Monte-Carlo and Barcelona. "If I do play him, I'll be very much looking forward to that and definitely think I can give him a good tussle".
"I will take a decision in the next couple of days and see how I feel after five days of playing, if I'm ready to play in Cincy next week or not", he said.
With his return to No. 1 in the world, Nadal will face dominating expectations at the 2017 US Open.
The announcement of Zverev's arrival undoubtedly means an extremely strong field is being built up, with Grand Slam champions Murray and Nadal both confirmed to be taking part in the tournament. Over the course of the contest, the German hit more winners, more aces and did not allow the circuit's most dominant player this year to break his serve even once.
"Unfortunately I won't be playing in Cincinnati as I continue my recovery", Murray said in a statement, adding he hopes to play at the US Open in NY later this month.
"Obviously it's bad news for the event that Roger is not playing". I skip many more events than the rest of my competitors. He's won two this year. With Gasquet being a quality player, Nadal understands the need to be on top of his game as the Frenchman can pounce on any mistake he makes.
Alexander Zverev who claimed his second Masters 1000 title in Montreal on Sunday is also in the draw, again seeded fourth. It has some of the best fans in the world and I am sorry I will miss them. "The greatest player of all time, beating him in a final, not just any final but in the final of a Masters 1000, is unbelievable".
The same day that the news broke that the Saints will lose one corner for six weeks, New Orleans got another back in action. He was expected to be the Saints' third or fourth corner heading into this season.
In recent years, Apple has begun to make noises about dipping its toe into actual production of content . The sources didn't state which shows Apple may be eyeing, nor the type of content it is considering.
The CEO of Intel announced his departure from President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council in a late Monday blog post . Since the events in Charlottesville , Ivanka Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have denounced the white supremacist groups.
By default, the smartapp has the toggle turned on to allow Google Assistant access to all ST devices and routines. If you own a Google Home , or plan on buying the technology soon, your life has just become that much easier.
Let's hope that Google decides to use this feature because it will definitely give Pixel 2 an edge over its competition. This means that this years' Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will also launch at the same time, which is early October.
Bennett, who is among several third-party candidates running in the November 7 general election. "He has stayed pretty positive". Curtis also touted his local support, his volunteers, and his campaign's efforts to keep from going negative.
Minutes earlier, CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev made a superb reflex effort to tip Guillaume Horau's shot over the bar. Nathaniel Clyne remains out with a hamstring injury so Trent Alexander-Arnold should continue at right-back.
Everton medical today for Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson
Their trip to Manchester City will be the clubs first real test of the season with several new faces taking over the squad. He has been linked with a move to Tottenham , but Koeman said last week there had been no offers for the England global .
Cedar Point unveils new coaster 'Steel Vengeance'
Take a virtual ride on Cedar Point's new record-breaking coaster, Steel Vengeance, in the video above to see it for yourself. Steel Vengeance, the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster in the world, will stand at more than 200 feet tall.
German growth slower, but still strong ahead of election
The German economy, Europe's traditional growth engine, grew in line with the eurozone's 0.6 per cent average in the quarter. The preliminary estimate showed GDP growth rose by 0.6% between April-June compared with the same period a year ago .
Trump reassures governor of Guam in phone call
North Korea's state news agency KCNA reported earlier in the day that leader Kim Jong Un had examined plans for a launch. Tillerson says: "We continue to be interested in trying to find a way to get to dialogue but that's up to him".
Trump just retweeted someone appearing to call him a 'fascist'
Arpaio continued to carry out the operations for another 18 months but claimed that he didn't violate the order intentionally. Trump then deleted another retweet which showed a person with the CNN logo superimposed over them being hit by a Trump train.
Woman says she found rodent in Chick-fil-A sandwich
The lawsuit stated that Kwon previously worked within restaurant businesses and was an asset to the companies. In published reports , the franchisee says they will not comment on an ongoing allegation and investigation.