Former world number one Roger Federer, seeking a 21st Grand Slam crown, is seeded third for the tournament.
Daniil Medvedev lifted a first Masters 1000 trophy after settling for runner-up finishes to Nick Kyrgios in Washington and Rafael Nadal in Montreal.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, who entered the top five for the first time last week, drops two places and is leapfrogged by Kei Nishikori and Alexander Zverev.
Rafael Nadal secured his 35th Masters crown, pulling clear by two in that category from Novak Djokovic, who has won 33 of the elite tournaments.
Rafael Nadal, who won his fourth title in Canada a year ago, needed almost two hours on Friday to overcome the Italian veteran who shocked him on clay at Monte Carlo in April.
Controversy has arisen over the past months concerning various issues, with ATP Council president Novak Djokovic often on the opposite side of discussions from Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
Top-seeded holder Rafael Nadal suffered through a two-hour rain interruption before dismissing Britain's Daniel Evans 7-6 (8/6), 6-4.
Novak Djokovic's withdrawal means Rafael Nadal will be the top seed in Montreal when main draw begins on August 5.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were going neck and neck in the first set and produced some of the best tennis shots one could ever dream of seeing but the young boy had his eyes glued to the book in front of him.
Roger Federer is the third oldest man ever to play in a Grand Slam final after 39-year-old Ken Rosewall featured in the 1974 Wimbledon and US Open finals.
Wimbledon 2019 Semi Final Highlights: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic vs Roberto Bautista Agut Tennis Score; Semifinal Final Match: Roger Federer will play Novak Djokovic after he reached his 12th Wimbledon final on Friday.
England will witness the World Cup 2019 final, the Wimbledon men's singles final and the British Grand Prix, all on Sunday, July 14.
Rafael Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion at Wimbledon, has the edge overall, leading his great rival and friend 24-15 and 10-3 at the Slams.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet for the 40th time on Friday in the semi-finals at Wimbledon, in what will be the pair's fourth meeting at the All England Club.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet in the semi-finals of the Wimbledon 2019 on Friday.
In a quarter-final line-up, there is a growing anticipation of a potential 40th career match-up between the sport's two most successful players.
Third seed Rafael Nadal swept to an easy 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal.
The ease with which Rafael Nadal made the fourth round for the ninth time was replicated on the women's side by Ashleigh Barty