Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic are both in the semifinals in Cincinnati and still battling for the top spot of the rankings. The Serbian champion seems to be in great form in Ohio while Carlitos has been struggling for all the matches that he played.
The young Spanish player is still the world number one. According to the live rankings, he can keep the top spot of the rankings if he wins the next match. In that case, Alcaraz will have 9815 points and if he loses in the final against Djokovic, he will still be no.1 next Monday as the world no.2 would have 9795 points. Alcaraz can stay no.1 also if he loses in the semifinal and Djokovic doesn’t win the tournament in Cincinnati.
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Alcaraz in Cincinnati, ranking, and results in 2023
Ranked world no.1, Carlos has achieved a composed 52-5 match record in 2023. The Spaniard is playing in Cincinnati where he overcame the world no.55 Jordan Thompson 7-5 4-6 6-3, the world no.13 Tommy Paul 7-66 6-70 6-3 and the world no.70 Max Purcell 4-6 6-3 6-4.
Carlos has won 6 titles in 2023 in Buenos Aires, Indian Wells, Barcelona, Madrid, London and Wimbledon. The Spaniard got to the final in Rio de Janeiro (Rio Open).
Carlos won 12 titles in his career: 3 on hard courts, 7 on clay courts and 2 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Alcaraz is scheduled to compete next at the U.S. Open (U.S. Open). He will begin to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 28th of August.
Djokovic in Cincinnati, ranking, and results in 2023
Ranked world no.2, the Serbian has managed to achieve a compiled 36-5 record in 2023. Djokovic is playing in Cincinnati where he overcame the world no.23 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-4 ret., the world no.211 Gael Monfils 6-3 6-2 and the world no.9 Taylor Fritz 6-0 6-4.
Djokovic clinched 3 titles in 2023 in Adelaide, Australian Open and French Open. Djokovic was the runner-up in Wimbledon.
The Serbian won 94 titles in his career: 50 on hard courts, 19 on clay courts, 17 on indoor courts and 8 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Djokovic is scheduled to play next at the U.S. Open (U.S. Open). He will start to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 28th of August.
Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic clashed against each other 3 times. The head to head is 2-1 for Alcaraz. The last time they fought against each other, Carlos Alcaraz won 1-6 7-6(6) 6-1 3-6 6-4 in the final in London (Wimbledon) on the 16th of July 2023.
In the following video you can watch the key moments of their match.