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The ATP ranking and the changing of the guard in the tennis elite: Carlos Alcaraz recovers 1 and Rafa Nadal leaves the top ten after 18 years


Spanish tennis lives mixed sensations with the rise to the top of the Murcian and the inevitable fall of the king of brick dust.

Carlos Alcaraz

recovered the number 1 of the ATP on Monday by winning on Sunday in Indian Wells and displacing

Novak Djokovi

c, now second, according to the classification published this Monday, in which

Rafael Nadal

leaves the top ten for the first time in 18 years.

Yes, the changing of the guard in world tennis seems to be irreversible.

Alcaraz, 19, showed that

his insatiable game is not the product of chance


The young Spaniard rose to the rankings for the first time after winning the US Open in September 2022.

However, Djokovic regained number 1 after winning the Australian Open in January, but did not participate in Indian Wells as he was not vaccinated against Covid-19.

Thus, the Murcian needed to win the trophy and he did it on Sunday by demolishing Russian Daniil Medvedev (6-3 and 6-2) in the final and

now has 260 points of light over the Serbian


The winner of 22 Grand Slam tournaments will not be, for the same reason, in the Miami Masters 1000, which begins on Wednesday, so Alcaraz could stretch the distance.

Nadal, who did not compete in the Californian desert as he was recovering from his physical problems to get fit for the slow court tour,

left the select lot this Monday for the first time in 18 years!

 The Spaniard went from ninth to 13th place.

The Spaniard, who shares the record of 22 victories in Grand Slam tournaments with Djokovic, has been among the top ten tennis players in the world since 2005, a

record in the history of the sport.

The Argentines?

Francisco Cerúndolo

continues to be the best and appears one position higher this week (31st), but

Sebastián Báez

, who climbed two steps, is on the lookout from 33rd place.

Diego Schwartzman

, who last week tried his luck with little luck in a Challenger, remains in 38th position.

The top 20 of the ATP ranking

1. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 7420 pts (+1)

2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7160 (-1)

3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5770

4. Casper Ruud (NOR) 5560

5. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 4330 (+1)

6. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3415 (+4)

7. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 3390

8. Holger Rune (DEN) 3325

9. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3065 (+2)

10. Taylor Fritz (USA) 2975 (-5)

11. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 2925 (+2)

12. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 2815

13. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 2715 (-4)

14. Frances Tiafoe (USA) 2710 (+2)

15. Alexander Zverev (GER) 2580 (-1)

16. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2505 (-1)

17. Pablo Carreno (ESP) 2230

18. Alex De Minaur (AUS) 2085

19. Tommy Paul (USA) 2045

20. Borna Coric (CRO) 1905

Argentines in the top 100

31. Francisco Cerundolo (ARG) 1,320 (+1)

33. Sebastian Baez (ARG) 1,170 (+2)

38. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 990

63. Pedro Cachin (ARG) 822 (+3)

67. Federico Coria (ARG) 795 (-3)

73. Tomás Martín Etcheverry (ARG) 734 (-12)

100. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 561 (-4)

Source: AFP

look also

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Source: clarin

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