Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz Garfia and Brandon Nakashima are all breaking new grounds following a great week and good performances on Friday.
Jannik Sinner is the new world number 9 in the live rankings after defeating Casper Ruud in Vienna and reaching the semifinals in Austria. If the young Italian wins the tournament, he will be ranked the number 8 on Monday.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia had a fantastic win over Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinals in Vienna. After reaching the final 4 in Austria, the 18-year-old from Spain gains 7 places in the live rankings to be the new world number 35.
Brandon Nakashima also has some glory after reaching the semifinals in Brest. The young American gained 3 places in the live rankings to be the new world number 67.
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Currently the world no.11 (career-high), Sinner has an overall 45-18 record in 2021. Jannik is participating in Vienna where he beat Reilly Opelka 6-4 6-2, Dennis Novak 6-4 6-2 and Casper Ruud 7-5 6-1.
Sinner has won 4 titles in 2021 in Melbourne, in Washington, in Sofia and in Antwerp. Jannik was the finalist in Miami (Miami Open).
The Italian won 5 titles in his career: 2 on hard courts and 3 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)
Alcaraz Garfia in Vienna, ranking, and results in 2021
Alcaraz Garfia conquered 2 titles in 2021 in the Oeiras 3 Challenger and in Umag.
Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz Garfia fought against each other just 1 time. Their actual record is 1-0 for Alcaraz Garfia. When they played, Carlos Alcaraz Garfia won 6-2 3-6 6-3 in the 1st round in Alicante Challenger (Alicante Challenger) in April 2019.
Nakashima in the Brest Challenger, ranking, and results in 2021
Ranked world no.70 (career-high), Brandon has achieved a composed 41-23 record in 2021. The American is currently playing in the Brest Challenger where he bested Zsombor Piros 6-3 7-64, Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-4 6-1 and Henri Laaksonen 6-1 7-5.
Brandon Nakashima will square off with the world no.207 Alexandre Muller in the semifinal on Saturday at 5:00 pm on CENTRAL. They have never played each other so far in top competitions.
Nakashima conquered 1 title in 2021 in the Quimper 2 Challenger. Brandon was the runner-up in Los Cabos (Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Mifel) and in Atlanta (Truist Atlanta Open).
Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz Garfia
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