Novak Djokovic turns the ATP on its head: number 1 within reach of Carlos Alcaraz

The Serbian tennis player leads the ATP as the young Spaniard approaches the throne

After an exciting Davis Cup week, the tennis world finds itself at a point of immobility in the ATP world rankings. At the top of this ranking is the Serbian Novak Djokovicwho is number 1 with 11,795 points and has a solid lead of 3,260 points over the talented Spaniard Alcarazwhich adds 8,535 points to your account.

Djokovic, 36, took control of the rankings after his victory at the US Open, where he triumphed for the fourth time in his career and secured his 24th Grand Slam title. But beyond the Grand Slam, The Serbian tennis player has made it clear what his priority goals are for the rest of the season.

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An intense competition for supremacy in world tennis

Novak Djokovic remains at the top of the ATP, but Carlos Alcaraz is lurking

“As soon as the Grand Slam is over, the Davis Cup is my primary goal. Also the ATP Finals in Turin,” said Djokovic during a visit to Valencia. In addition to these skills Djokovic added another date to his busy 2023 schedule, removing one from Carlos Alcaraz Once Spain is eliminated from the Final 8, which will be held in Malaga from November 21st to 26th. Both tennis players are planning to meet at the ATP Finals in Turin, which will take place from November 12th to 19th.

In the meantime, Carlos Alcaraz also has his eyes on the top of the world rankings. Despite Spain’s exit from the Davis Cup, Alcaraz remains determined and is expected to compete at the ATP Finals in Turin, where a thrilling showdown with Djokovic is expected. Both tennis players will also meet at the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris.

The Spanish tennis player wants to get closer to world number 1

Djokovic, known for his large fan base in China, expressed sadness that he was unable to take part in the ATP 500 in Beijing and the return of the ATP Masters 1000 in Shanghai due to a planned break until the end of October. This decision gave the Spaniard a chance to compete in China and was able to score up to 1,500 points in his quest for first place.

It is important to highlight that the Serbian tennis player has already given up 750 points in tournaments such as Astana and Tel Aviv. This reduces his current lead of 3,260 points over the Spaniard to 770 points according to ATP Race, the ranking that reflects the points consolidated during the season. That difference could be narrowed further by November 6, when Djokovic will lose 2,100 hit points. Without a doubt, the fight for world number 1 has become a personal mission for Alcaraz, who is determined not to let Djokovic keep him.

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