Each tournament he enters generates a new earthquake in the ranking. As he did after winning the ATP 500 in Rio, breaking into the Top 20, after Miami, staying at the gates of the Top 10or after Count Godó, entering the select club of the ten best in the world, Carlos Alcaraz rises again to his best position ever. After Madrid, the prodigy from El Palmar is already 6th in the ATP ranking. “I still have eight players ahead of me to be the best in the world,” declared the Murcian after beating Novak Djokovic, who remains number one, in the semifinals. Now he only has five left. Like a rocket.
A promotion of three positions that, with him, seems simple. When you enter the noblest part of the ranking, each position is a great peak. Where it is most difficult to advance, Charly is running with long strides. Specifically, the young man from Murcia, who has just turned 19, rises to 4,773 points after his magical visit to the capital, 977 behind a Stefanos Tsitsipas who, defeated by Alexander Zverev (3rd) in the other semi-final of the tournament, He is still fifth, just behind a Rafa Nadal who is also firm in his fourth place. The Spaniard, who reached the podium after Indian Wells, maintains a distance of 685 credits with respect to the Greek.
The two Spanish stars and the Greek, precisely, dominate the race for the ATP Finals, which will take place from November 13 to 20 in Turin (Italy). After Madrid, Alcaraz, gaining a position, is 70 behind Nadal, immovable in the lead thanks to his spectacular start to the season, with the 20 wins in a row that meant the best start of his career. After them, already with a cut close to 1,000 credits difference, Andrey Rublev, Daniil Medvedev, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, and Alexander Zverevin this order, close the Top 8 that grants the ticket.
ATP World Rankings
|one||Novak Djokovic (Be)||8,260|
|two||Daniil Medvedev (Rus)||7,990|
|3||Alexander Zverev (Ale)||7,020|
|4||Rafael Nadal (Eng)||6,435|
|5||Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre)||5,750|
|6||Carlos Alcaraz (Esp)||4,773|
|7||Andrey Rublev (Rus)||4,115|
|8||Matteo Berrettini (Ita)||3,895|
|9||Felix Auger-Aliassime (Can)||3,760|
|10||Casper Ruud (Nor)||3,760|
|eleven||Cameron Norrie (GBR)||3,380|
|18||Pablo Carreno (Eng)||2,135|
|19||Roberto Bautista (Spa)||1993|
|28||Alexander Davidovich (Eng)||1,470|
|40||Pedro Martinez (Spa)||1,095|
The Navy does not lose troops
Alcaraz and Nadal, however, are not alone in the prestigious positions on the circuit. The Navy, in a magical year, omnipresent in the finals of the main tournaments, it maintains its eleven representatives within the top one hundred in the world. Pablo Carreño and Roberto Bautista are still 18th and 19th, respectively, Alejandro Davidovich, 19th, and Albert Ramos, 43rd. Pedro Martínez, for his part, reaches his best position ever, entering the Top 40. Carlos Taberner (89th), Jaume Munar (94th) and Roberto Carballés close the representation within a Top 100 in which, on the other hand, the 13 positions climbed by Dusan Lajovic or the 12 by David Goffin stand out, at a high level against Nadal, and Lorenzo Musetti.