Carlos Alcaraz's Reign Continues: 24 Weeks at World No. 1

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Carlos Alcaraz's Reign Continues: 24 Weeks at World No. 1
Carlos Alcaraz's Reign Continues: 24 Weeks at World No. 1

Carlos Alcaraz is the top seed at a Major for the first time in his young career. Carlos leads the field at Roland Garros, standing among the favorites alongside Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Alcaraz took the ATP throne back from Djokovic last week and will keep it at least until the end of Roland Garros.

The young Spaniard is spending his 24th week as world no. 1, moving closer to Ilie Nastase and Andy Murray, his closest rivals at 40 and 41, respectively. Alcaraz is 365 points clear in front of Daniil Medvedev on the Live ATP Ranking list, losing in the Roland Garros quarter-final a year ago and seeking a better run in 2023.

Carlos wrapped up the previous season at the top and became the youngest year-end no. 1 player at 19. The Spaniard lost the ATP throne to Novak Djokovic following the Australian Open at the start of 2023, skipping the season's first Major due to a leg injury.

Carlos Alcaraz is enjoying his 24th week as world no. 1.

Carlos started his season in Buenos Aires in February, winning the title and reaching the final in Rio de Janeiro. The young gun earned his third Masters 1000 crown in Indian Wells.

Alcaraz defeated all rivals in straight sets and destroyed Medvedev in the final to earn 1000 ATP points and start his second reign on the ATP throne. The Spaniard had to defend 1000 ATP points in Miami to keep Djokovic behind, and he failed to do that.

Alcaraz lost to Jannik Sinner in the semi-final and became world no. 2 again. Carlos needed time to recover his body, skipping the Monte Carlo Masters and returning to action in Barcelona. The defending champion beat all five rivals in straight sets and ousted Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final to lift the trophy and keep 500 ATP points.

Performing in front of the home fans again in Madrid, Carlos defended another title following a win over Jan-Lennard Struff. Thus, he matched Novak and prepared his third assault toward the ATP throne after Rome. The Spaniard got there despite losing in the third round at Foro Italico, extending the gap following the Serb's failed attempt to defend the last year's Rome Masters crown.

Alcaraz and Djokovic are separated by 825 points on the Live ATP Ranking list, and they are scheduled to meet in the Roland Garros semi-final. Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas also have a chance to take the ATP throne after Paris, although the Greek stands far from achieving that.

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