What Rafa Nadal needs to unseat Alcaraz at the ATP Finals

If there is an option for the Balearic Islands to end 2022 as the best in the world

At this time, who is leading the 2022 ATP Rankings he is still the Murcian Carlos Alcarazbut there is an option that at the end of the ATP Finals the new leader is Rafael Nadal. Despite the 1,000-point difference between the pair of Spaniards, the Balearic tennis player has the opportunity to leave the 19-year-old as second.

It should be clarified that Alcaraz will not be able to continue adding points in the remainder of the year due to a muscle strain in the internal oblique musculature of the left lateral abdominal wall. The downtime has not yet been determined, but what is certain is that will lose the rest of the season.

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Rafa Nadal only has to win the ATP Finals 2022 to reach the leadership of the World Ranking.

Winning or winning the ATP Finals, Rafa Nadal’s only path to the lead

Statistics and math don’t lie. Rafa Nadal will have to win the ATP Finals yes or yes to add 1,300 points and thus become the new leader and once again finish a year as the best tennis player in the world. If he did not achieve it, Alcaraz would continue as number 1 since he did his homework by being in 17 tournaments in which he was at least 12 in the quarterfinals and won five titles.

In the event that the Majorcan reaches 1,000 points and is tied with his compatriot, the number 1 will continue to be for Alcaraz. Everything is stipulated in the ATP regulations that indicate that in case of equality in the points, the one that has achieved the most points in the mandatory events will prevail, that is, the Murcian.

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There is another option so that at the end of the ATP Finals neither Alcaraz nor Nadal finish as number 1

Behind the pair of Spanish rackets is the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who still holds third place with 5,350 points and if he is the winner of the 2022 ATP Finals, he will have just the right score to become number 1 in the world. That if, he will have to reach the final without any defeat and then take the title.

2022 was a great year for the 24-year-old tennis player, who won his second Masters title in Monte Carlo by beating Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich 6-3, 7-6. As for the Grand Slam tournaments, he reached the semifinals of the Australian Open for the second year in a row. He was also in the finals of the Italian Open and the Cincinnati Masters, but could not win them.

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