Carlos Alcaraz is the new world number 2 in the live ranking after he defeated Jannik Sinner in a fantastic quarterfinal match. The young Spaniard precedes Casper Ruud and he has the opportunity to overtake the world number 1 (in the live rankings) Rafael Nadal if he reaches the finals.
Alcaraz and Ruud fighting for no.1
Both Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud have the opportunity to be the new world number 1 next Monday after the US Open.
Alcaraz will be number 1 if he wins the US Open or he is the runner-up and the champion will not be Ruud.
Similarly, Ruud will reach the top of the rankings if he conquers the US Open title or he reaches the final but Carlos Alcaraz is not the US Open champion.
Currently the world no.4 (career-high), Alcaraz owns a composed 49-9 record in 2022. The Spaniard is playing at the moment at the U.S. Open where he bested the world no.37 Sebastian Baez 7-5 7-5 2-0 ret., the world no.78 Federico Coria 6-2 6-1 7-5, the world no.43 Jenson Brooksby 6-3 6-3 6-3, the world no.17 Marin Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-4 4-6 6-3 and the world no.13 Jannik Sinner 6-3 6-77 6-70 7-5 6-3.
The Spaniard has won 4 titles in 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, in Miami, in Barcelona and in Madrid. Alcaraz got to the final in Hamburg (Hamburg European Open) and in Umag (Plava Laguna Croatia Open).
Carlos won 5 titles in his career: 1 on hard courts and 4 on clay courts. (See the list of his titles)
Ruud at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2022
Ranked no.7, Ruud achieved an overall 43-15 win-loss record in 2022. The Norwegian is now playing at the U.S. Open where he bested the world no.601 Kyle Edmund 6-3 7-5 6-2, the world no.117 Tim Van Rijthoven 6-74 6-4 6-4 6-4, the world no.34 Tommy Paul 7-63 6-75 7-62 5-7 6-0, the world no.112 Corentin Moutet 6-1 6-2 6-74 6-2 and the world no.14 Matteo Berrettini 6-1 6-4 7-64.
Ruud has won 3 titles in 2022 in Buenos Aires, in Geneva and in Gstaad. Casper was the runner-up in Miami (Miami Open) and at the French Open.
Casper won 9 titles in his career: 1 on hard courts and 8 on clay courts. (See the list of his titles)
Ruud will compete next in Seoul (Korea Open). He will commence the tournament from the main draw on the 26th of September. He is also scheduled to play in Seoul (Korea Open). The main draw will start on the 26th of September.
Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud squared off just 2 times. Their head to head is 2-0 for Alcaraz. Before, the last time they squared off, Carlos Alcaraz won 7-5 6-4 in the final in Miami (Miami Open) on the 3rd of April 2022.
You can see them in action in the following highlights.
Rafael Nadal in 2022
Presently, during this year the Spaniard has a 38-5 match record. Rafael conquered 4 titles in 2022 in Melbourne, at the Australian Open, in Acapulco and at the French Open. Nadal was the finalist in Indian Wells.
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