Carlos Alcaraz is certain that he will stay at the top of the rankings until after the Australian Open after Rafael Nadal lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime on Tuesday. By remaining at the top of the rankings until the end of the year’s first slam. Carlito will have at least 21 weeks as world number 1, beating the records of the likes of Boris Becker, Mats Wilander, and Daniil Medvedev. Carlito will be celebrated as the youngest year-end world number 1 on Wednesday during the ATP Finals at 9 p.m.
Points to defend at the Australian Open
The situation will be interesting after the Australian Open. There is no way for Rafael Nadal to become number 1 after the Australian Open because he is the defending champion and he can only confirm the 2,000 points he gained after winning the title in Melbourne last year. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud, and Novak Djokovic can be number 1 after the Australian Open if they have a great run in Melbourne and at the current ATP Finals.
These are the points that the top players will have to defend at the Australian Open.
Nadal – 2000
Tsitsipas – 720
Alcaraz – 90
Ruud – 0
Djokovic – 0
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Carlos Alcaraz in 2022
Ranked world 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 .
At the moment, during this season, Carlos has achieved an overall 57-13 win-loss record. Carlos has won 5 titles in 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid and U.S. Open. Alcaraz was the finalist in Hamburg and in Umag.
Daniil Medvedev in 2022
This season Daniil has achieved a 45-17 record. Daniil clinched 2 titles in 2022 in Los Cabos and Vienna. Medvedev was the runner-up at the Australian Open, in Hertogenbosch and in Halle.
Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev squared off only on 1 occasion. Their record is 1-0 for Medvedev. When they played, Daniil Medvedev won 6-4 6-1 6-2 in the 2nd round in London (Wimbledon) in July 2021.
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