Carlos Alcaraz must improve some aspects on grass

The early defeat at the Cinch Championships will have important consequences for Carlos Alcaraz

by Simone Brugnoli
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Carlos Alcaraz must improve some aspects on grass
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The early defeat at the Cinch Championships will have important consequences for Carlos Alcaraz: from Monday, in fact, he will have to sell the second place of the ATP ranking to Novak Djokovic, although the Serbian is not playing in these weeks due to surgery on the right knee for a meniscus injury.

Carlos Alcaraz
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The Spaniard will drop to 8130 points, losing almost 450 (the second round this year guarantees just 50, against the 500 that will expire in 2023). Nole will remain at 8360, waiting to find out if he will be able to return to the field at Wimbledon or will have to forfeit (more likely the second option, considering the type of injury).

Here is the current ranking situation:

Jannik Sinner 9490 (still racing in Halle)

Novak Djokovic 8360

Carlos Alcaraz 8130

Alexander Zverev 6805 (still racing in Halle)

Daniil Medvedev 6445

Alcaraz is further away from Sinner, who would get up to 9890 points if he were to win the competition in Germany.

The Iberian will of course need to reverse the course at Wimbledon, the London Slam in which he will defend the trophy and will be at the starting line as one of the main favorites (along with the South Tyrolean, who will lead the main draw).

Carlos Alcaraz must improve on grass

The world of tennis lives in this period the golden moment of the British talent Jack Draper. For a long time we talk about these as one of the most interesting prospects of the circuit and now the talented tennis player has definitely exploded.

First the victory of the first title in his career in Stuttgart, beating in the final comeback the blue Matteo Berrettini and now the exploit at the Queen’s where Draper beat surprise and in two sets the reigning champion and winner of the last Wimbledon Carlos Alcaraz.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

At the end of the match the tennis player commented on the victory and said: "It was a really hard challenge, this is the truth. I knew how hard it would be to face Alcaraz, he was the reigning champion and he is an impressive talent in the sport.

We had to go on the field with great confidence, fortunately I showed a great test and I am very grateful for this".

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