Carlos Alcaraz will return to World No. 1 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings on Monday, however the teen has no time to calm down. His spot atop the standings shall be in danger in the course of the Miami Open offered by Itau.
Alcaraz will swap locations with Novak Djokovic on Monday. Nevertheless, Alcaraz does should defend his Miami title to remain No. 1 forward of Djokovic on 3 April.
Pepperstone ATP Rankings (20 March)
At the beginning of the Miami ATP Masters 1000 occasion, Djokovic will personal a 740-point lead over Alcaraz within the Pepperstone ATP Dwell Rankings as a result of the 19-year-old will drop the 1,000 factors he earned on the match final yr.
If the Spaniard wins the title, he’ll proceed including to his complete variety of weeks at World No. 1, which is able to attain 22 over the course of the Miami Open offered by Itau.
At solely 19, Alcaraz is assured to spend extra time at World No. 1 than Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Thomas Muster, Marcelo Rios, Carlos Moya and Patrick Rafter mixed (21 weeks).
Individually, Alcaraz has additionally spent extra time as No. 1 than the person he defeated within the BNP Paribas Open ultimate, Daniil Medvedev (16), Andy Roddick (13), Boris Becker (12), Marat Safin (9), John Newcombe (8) and his coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero (8).
The battle for World No. 1 between at the least Alcaraz and Djokovic is not going to decelerate any time quickly. Each males are defending virtually precisely the identical variety of factors in the course of the clay-court season.
Djokovic is defending 1,880 factors in comparison with 1,870 for Alcaraz. Each reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros and claimed a Masters 1000 crown in the course of the swing.