Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud will face off in an exciting US Open final on Sunday. Both players have strongly reinforced their position in the live rankings to be the new world no.1 and no.2 in this log. Eventually, the champion of the US Open will lead the rankings on Monday. If Alcaraz wins the American major, he will be the youngest world no.1 in the history of modern tennis.
Alcaraz at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2022
Currently ranked no.4 (career-high), Alcaraz owns an overall 50-9 win-loss record in 2022. The Spaniard is competing at the U.S. Open where he defeated 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, the world no.13 Jannik Sinner 6-3 6-77 6-70 7-5 6-3 and the world no.26 Frances Tiafoe 6-76 6-3 6-1 6-75 6-3.
Carlos clinched 4 titles in 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, in Miami, in Barcelona and in Madrid. Alcaraz was the runner-up in Hamburg (Hamburg European Open) and in Umag (Plava Laguna Croatia Open).
Alcaraz 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 has managed to achieve a compiled 44-15 win-loss record in 2022. Casper is currently having a run at the U.S. Open where he managed to beat 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, the world no.14 Matteo Berrettini 6-1 6-4 7-64 and the world no.31 Karen Khachanov 7-65 6-2 5-7 6-2.
Casper clinched 3 titles in 2022 in Buenos Aires, in Geneva and in Gstaad. The Norwegian 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 play next in Seoul (Korea Open). He will begin to play the tournament from the main draw on the 26th of September.
Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud played each other only twice. Their current head to head is 2-0 for Alcaraz. 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.
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