Carlos Alcaraz is finally back in competition in Buenos Aires after a long hiatus caused by a string of injuries. During his long absence from the main tour, Carlito lost the top spot in the rankings to an exceptional Novak Djokovic, who won the Australian Open. Nevertheless, Carlos Alcaraz is more and more focused on getting back to the top of the rankings. That will not happen this week, even if he wins the title in Buenos Aires.
However, according to the live rankings, the Spanish sensation needs to be careful not to relinquish the second spot in the rankings. In fact, if Stefanos Tsitsipas, wins the ATP 500 tournament in Rotterdam, Alcaraz needs to win the title in Buenos Aires, if he wants to stay no.2 behind Novak Djokovic.
These are the live rankings.
Alcaraz in Buenos Aires, ranking, and results in 2023
Ranked no.2, Alcaraz has an overall 1-0 match record in 2023. The Spaniard is currently playing in Buenos Aires where he ousted the world no.57 Laslo Djere 6-2 4-6 6-2.
Carlos Alcaraz will square off with the world no.90 Dusan Lajovic in the quarter. Their current head to head is 1-0 for Alcaraz.
The Spaniard won 6 titles in his career: 2 on hard courts and 4 on clay courts. (See the list of his titles)
He is also scheduled to play in Acapulco (Abierto Mexicano Telcel) after Rio De Janeiro. The main draw will start on the 20th of February.
Tsitsipas in Rotterdam, ranking, and results in 2023
Currently ranked no.3 (career-high), Stefanos has managed to achieve a composed 13-1 win-loss record in 2023. The Greek is currently competing in Rotterdam where he bested the world no.52 Emil Ruusuvuori 7-5 6-1.
Stefanos Tsitsipas will face the world no.14 Jannik Sinner in the 2nd round on Thursday at 7:30 pm on CENTRE COURT. Their record is 5-1 for Tsitsipas.
The Greek was the runner-up at the Australian Open.
The Greek won 9 titles in his career: 4 on clay courts, 4 on indoor courts and 1 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Tsitsipas will play next in Acapulco (Abierto Mexicano Telcel). He will start the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 27th of February.
Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas faced off 3 times. The head to head is 3-0 for Alcaraz. Previously, the last time they played each other, Carlos Alcaraz won 6-4 5-7 6-2 in the quarter in Barcelona (Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell) in April 2022.
You can see them in action in the following highlights.
Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas
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