The Spanish tennis player is the new leader of the Nitto ATP Finals Race. His crowning achievement at the Mutua Madrid Open has allowed him to overtake Daniil Medvedev in this particular ranking.
Carlos Alcaraz is the new leader of the Nitto ATP Finals Race on Monday, May 8. After defending his title at the Mutua Madrid Open, the Spanish Championship has witnessed a change of leadership in this very important classification between this season and the end of the season. Alcaraz took over from Daniil Medvedev after claiming the trophy received at Caja Magica. in the past course 2022, where he eliminated the great Jan Lennard Struff. This also comes after the Russian player’s zero performance as he continues to find the keys to adapt to the clay of the tennis calendar. If you reach the top eight of the competition, Carlos would confirm his first participation in this competition after his absence in the last edition due to an ailment after Bercy in Paris.
Alcaraz’s numbers at the start of the 2023 season
Besides getting this place Carlos can also be number one in the world again. His win in Madrid and Novak’s absence allow him to be five points behind the Serbian player. An attack on the world throne would only happen if a Murcian player played one match in the Rome tournament, which seems real after the Madrid hangover. This event continues to round off an unblemished career in 2023 that offers everything for the Latin American player. At the beginning of the year, he had to walk out of the Australian tour, so The Australian Open was one of his big absences. In Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, his participation would have been considered, as he would become the champion of Argentina and the finalist of Brazil, both against Cameron Norrie. In the two major United States, things would increase further.
From the controversy at Indian Wells, he would be awarded the coveted title, eliminated Daniil Medvedev. In his continuity in Miami, the streak would be broken in the semifinals, where he would run into the great Jannik Sinner. In the Tour of Spain, he would be a double champion. In Barcelona it would be again, although this time against the caffeine-free Stefanos Tsitsipas. In Madrid, he would also confirm his crown, eliminating the fiery Jan Lennard Struff in the final.