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    How Carlos Alcaraz’s Loss Modifications The Battle For World No. 1 | ATP Tour

    Carlos Alcaraz’s early exit from the Internazionali BNL d’Italia has repercussions past the Rome ATP Masters 1000 occasion. It additionally might have a giant impact on the battle for No. 1 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.

    The Spaniard will return to World No. 1 subsequent Monday, however as an alternative of departing the Foro Italico with a large benefit, Alcaraz could also be left with solely a slender lead if Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev push on to have deep runs within the Italian capital.

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    If Djokovic and Medvedev each lose within the fourth spherical on Tuesday, Alcaraz will lead Djokovic by 950 factors and Medvedev by 1,395 factors.

    However each stars can declare loads of factors on the Italian clay. Djokovic, a six-time Rome champion, can attain 6,775 factors by the tip of the match, which might convey him inside 40 of Alcaraz’s 6,815.

    Since each males misplaced within the quarter-finals at Roland Garros final yr and can due to this fact drop the identical variety of factors (360), that might arrange an epic World No. 1 battle in Paris.

    However don’t depend out Medvedev, both. The previous World No. 1 has admitted to feeling extra snug than ever in latest weeks on clay. The 27-year-old would attain 6,330 factors with a title in Rome, placing him 485 factors behind Alcaraz.

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    Medvedev reached the fourth spherical at Roland Garros final yr, so he’ll drop 180 factors, which might convey him inside 305 factors of the Spaniard within the Pepperstone ATP Stay Rankings when play begins in Paris. With the North American summer season hard-court season nonetheless to return, Medvedev can be in good place to make a cost for No. 1 within the weeks and months forward.

    If Djokovic reaches the Rome closing, Medvedev can’t go him for World No. 2 subsequent Monday. If the Serbian doesn’t, the World No. 3 may have a possibility to ascend one spot. On the identical time, a maiden ATP Masters 1000 title for Casper Ruud might propel the Norwegian to World No. 3 relying on Medvedev’s outcomes.

    Nothing that occurs the remainder of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia can cease Alcaraz from returning to World No. 1. However Djokovic and Medvedev could make the approaching weeks much more fascinating in that battle with a deep run in Rome.

    Additionally it is value maintaining a tally of the Pepperstone ATP Stay Race To Turin, which serves as a barometre for the year-end No. 1 battle. Alcaraz is first with 3,455 factors, however Medvedev (3,390 factors) can take his spot with a win over Alexander Zverev or J.J. Wolf on Tuesday night. Djokovic (2,655 factors) would wish to win the title to go Alcaraz’s level complete. 

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