Djokovic snatches No. 1 from Carlos Alcaraz in the ATP rankings

Djokovic snatches No. 1 from Carlos Alcaraz in the ATP rankings

Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz located in Second place in the worldafter updating the file ATP Rankings This Monday. serbian Novak Djokovic, winner of a total of 22 major championships, again leads the list. Tennis player from Manacor Rafa Nadal – who is currently recovering from a second-degree injury to Iliakos Biswas in his left leg – is in the 14th position.

Defeating Alcaraz in the semifinals of the Miami Masters 1000 against the Italian Yannick Sinner He prevented Morcian from defending his crown on North American soil and winning the “Sunshine Double”. His loss of 640 points dropped him to second place, 380 points behind Djokovic. Alcaraz was number one for 21 weeks, divided into two phases.

For his part, Balkan – who is absent in Miami when he cannot enter the United States for not being vaccinated against the coronavirus – does not lose points. Last year he also did not participate in the tournament and will start his 381st week at the top of the ATP rankings. Djokovic has not competed since the beginning of March in Dubai and will return to the ring in Monte Carlo Masters 1,000one of the events the most wanted To dispute the tennis players.

Tsitsipas and Medvedev, next in line

In third place comes the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, while the Russian Daniel Medvedev rose to the fourth place (5150), at the expense of the Norwegian Casper Rudd, after winning the Master 1000 in Miami.

Russian pole vaulters Andrei Rublev and Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime are now sixth and seventh, respectively. Dane Holger Rune is eighth, and Italy’s Sinner, a finalist in Miami, is up two places to finish ninth. American Taylor Fritz rounds out the “top ten” list.

Alcaraz accounts for getting back to number 1

The calculations in the principality for Carlos to return to first place after the tournament are clear. there Two possibilities for this to happen. The first is that Alcaraz reached the final and Djokovic never made it past the quarter-finals. But there is another option that he alone depends on: Let him be a hero. If he wins the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 title, he will be at the top of the standings again, no matter what the Serb does.

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