Carlos Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas have the opportunity to end this season at the top of the rankings. As of now, Carlos Alcaraz is the world number 1. However, if Rafael Nadal or Stefanos Tsitsipas have a good run at the upcoming ATP Finals, they can snatch the top spot of the rankings from the Spanish teenager. It’s important to stress Carlito will not play in the season finale because of his abdominal injury. There are also some doubts about the participation of Rafael Nadal.
Nevertheless, these are the scenarios
Nadal will end his season at the top of the rankings if
- he wins the ATP finals or
- he reaches the final after winning all his matches in the group stage.
The only way for Stefanos at Tsitsipas to become the new world number 1 will be to win the ATP Finals without losing a single match.
Carlito will stay number 1 if the scenarios as above do not materialize.
Carlos Alcaraz in 2022
Ranked no.1, Carlos played his last match on the 4th of November when he had to retire when playing against world no.10 Holger Rune in the quarter and the scoreline was 6-3 6-6 .
During this season the Spaniard has managed to achieve a compiled 57-13 record. Alcaraz has won 5 titles in 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid and U.S. Open. Carlos got to the final in Hamburg and in Umag.
Rafael Nadal in 2022
This year Rafael has managed to achieve an overall 38-6 match record. The Spaniard clinched 4 titles in 2022 in Melbourne, Australian Open, Acapulco and French Open. Rafael got to the final in Indian Wells.
Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal faced off 3 times. Their record is 2-1 for Nadal. The last time they played each other, Carlos Alcaraz won 6-2 1-6 6-3 in the quarter in Madrid (Mutua Madrid Open) on the 6th of May 2022.
In the video below you can watch the highlights.
Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2022
Currently, during this season the Greek has a 58-22 match record. Tsitsipas clinched 2 titles in 2022 in Monte-Carlo and Mallorca. Stefanos was the runner-up in Rotterdam, in Rome, in Cincinnati, in Astana and in Stockholm.