Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz have been battling all over the world to win all sorts of tournaments and grab the top spot in the ATP rankings. The Serbian sensation won an incredible title in Cincinnati after playing for more than three hours and 40 minutes against Carlos Alcaraz. After grabbing 1000 points in Ohio, Djokovic is almost sure that he will be the new world number one after the US Open.
Novak needs to win just one match to secure the top spot in the rankings. In that case, the 23-time slam champion will have 9840 points. That would be too much for Carlos Alcaraz, who will have only 9815 points if he defends his US Open title. Novak Djokovic has been at the top of the rankings for 389 weeks ( no one was better than him in this regard). It seems that this record will be broken again by him. Here are the latest live rankings.
Novak Djokovic in 2023
Ranked no.2, the Serbian played his last match on the 20th of August when he beat world no.1 Carlos Alcaraz 5-7 7-6(7) 7-6(4) in the final in Cincinnati to win his 95th career title.
Currently, during this year Djokovic has an overall 38-5 record. The Serbian clinched 4 titles in 2023 in Adelaide, Australian Open, French Open and Cincinnati. The Serbian reached the final in Wimbledon.
Carlos Alcaraz in 2023
Currently, during this season the Spaniard has achieved an overall 53-6 win-loss record. The Spaniard conquered 6 titles in 2023 in Buenos Aires, Indian Wells, Barcelona, Madrid, London and Wimbledon. The Spaniard got to the final in Rio de Janeiro and Cincinnati.
Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz squared off 4 times. Their actual head to head record is 2-2. The last time they played each other, Novak Djokovic won 5-7 7-6(7) 7-6(4) in the final in Cincinnati (Western & Southern Open) on the 20th of August 2023.
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