Friday, September 29, 2023

Alcaraz maintains the ATP lead, and Tsitsipas overtakes Rudd for fourth place

The Spanish Carlos Alcaraz continues one more week as number one in the ATP rankingin which the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas has snatched fifth place from the Norwegian Casper Ruud after his victory in the Mexican tournament in Los Cabos by beating the Croatian Borna Coric in the final.

alcaraz will return to action this week at the Toronto Masters 1,000in which he will debut on Wednesday against the winner of the first round match between the also Spanish Bernabé Zapata and the American Ben Shelton.

With 9,225 points, Alcaraz maintains a solid advantage of almost five hundred points over the Serbian Novak Djokovic (8,795), while the Russian Daniil Medvedev continues in third place with 6,360.

While the Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo falls to 22nd place, his compatriot Sebastián Báez, winner in Kitzbühel by defeating Argentine Dominic Thiem in the fight for the title, rises thirty places, up to 42nd, to eleven behind his compatriot Tomás Etcheverry, whom he beat in the semifinals of the Austrian tournament.

The second classified of the Spanish army, Pablo Carreño, drops one position, to 25and Roberto Bautista another, to 33. Alejandro Davidovich goes up two, to 37.

For his part, the British Daniel Evans (21st) defeated the Dutch Tallon Griekspoor (26th) in Washington. The 33-year-old veteran tennis player advances nine places after winning 7-5 and 6-3.


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