Alcaraz will replace Djokovic at the top of the world rankings after the tournament in Rome

Rome – Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz will return to the position of world number one in the next edition of the ATP rankings. To move to the top of the standings, it was enough for him to start today’s second round match at the clay tournament in Rome. In it, the 20-year-old talent defeated compatriot Albert Ramos 6:4, 6:1, and on May 22 he will replace Novak Djokovic from Serbia on the tennis throne.

From the position of world number one, he will also go to the Grand Slam Roland Garros. The Paris clay will be played from May 28 and Alcaraz wants to follow compatriot Rafael Nadal, who won a record 14 titles at the tournament in the past.

Although US Open champion Alcaraz started the duel with Ramos losing serve and losing 0:2, he quickly turned the score around and clearly dominated the court. He extended his winning streak to 12 games and would like to attack the Italian clay for a third tournament title in a row after triumphs in Barcelona and Madrid. His next opponent may be Jiří Lehečka, who is awaiting a duel with the Hungarian Fábián Marozsán.

Alcaraz reached the top of the world rankings for the first time last September at the age of 19 after triumphing at the US Open as the youngest number one in history and held it for 20 weeks until January. He moved into the lead for the second time in March after winning Indian Wells and held the lead for two weeks.

Tennis tournament for men and women in Rome (clay):

Men (subsidy 7,705,780 euros):

Singles – 2nd round: Alcaraz (2-Sp.) – Ramos (Sp.) 6:4, 6:1, Wolf (USA) – Hurkacz (14-Pol.) 6:3, 6:4, Corič (15-Croatia) – Monteiro (Bras.) 4:6, 7:6 (10:8), 7:6 (7:5), Zapata (31-Sp.) – Kubler (Aust.) 6:4, 6:1, Carballés (Sp .) – Evans (Brit.) 7:6 (7:5), 5:7, 6:4.

Women (subsidy 3,572,618 euros):

Singles – 2nd round: Osori (Col.) – Garcia (5-Fr.) 6:4, 6:4, Kalinin (30-Ukrainian) – Kenin (USA) 6:4, 6:2, Wang Si-yü (China) – Townsend (USA) 6:2, 0:6, 7:5, Kuděrmětová (11-Russia) – Potapova (23-Russia) 7:5, 3:6, 6:1, Haddadová Maia (12-Brazil) – Linette (17-Pol.) 7:5, 6:4.

Doubles – 1st round: N. Kičenová, Zimmermannová (Ukr./Belg.) – UncleSie Su-wej (ČR/Tchaj-wan) 7:6 (7:3), 3:6, 10:6.

Source: České noviny – sport by

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