Stefanos Tsitsipas and Carlos Alcaraz are having a fantastic season and they are getting closer and closer to Rafael Nadal in the year-to-date rankings. Both Stefanos and Carlito are competing this week in Barcelona where Rafael Nadal will not be part of the main draw. The 21-time slam champion is still recovering from his rib injury and it is not clear when he will be back to competitions.
With Rafa out, Stefanos (no.2 in the race) and Carlito (no.3) have good chances to close in the world no.1 position in the year-to-date rankings.
Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2022
Now ranked no.5, Tsitsipas played his last match on the 17th of April when he defeated world no.27 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-3 7-6(3) in the final in Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters to win his 8th career title.
At the moment, during this season the Greek has achieved a composed 22-7 match record. This year, The Greek conquered 1 tournament in Monte-Carlo. The Greek was the finalist in Rotterdam.
Carlos Alcaraz in 2022
Now the world no.11 (career-high), Alcaraz played his last match on the 13th of April when he lost to world no.37 Sebastian Korda 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 6-3 in the 2nd round in Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (draw).
At the moment, during this season the Spaniard achieved a composed 18-3 match record. The Spaniard conquered 2 titles in 2022 in Rio de Janeiro and in Miami.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Carlos Alcaraz clashed against each other only twice. The head to head is 2-0 for Alcaraz. Before, the last time they fought against each other, Carlos Alcaraz won 7-5 6-3 in the 4th round in Miami (Miami Open) on the 29th of March 2022.
You can see them in action in the following highlights.
Rafael Nadal in 2022
Until now, during this year Rafael has a 20-1 record. Nadal conquered 3 titles in 2022 in Melbourne, at the Australian Open and in Acapulco. The Spaniard was the runner-up in Indian Wells.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal
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