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    The Battle For World No. 1 At The US Open May Come Down To This… | ATP Tour

    5 gamers — Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud — have a possibility to complete the US Open because the No. 1 participant within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.

    With the discharge of the draw Thursday, the eventualities have develop into clearer. There are 4 conditions by which each US Open finalists can be competing for each the season’s remaining main trophy and World No. 1.

    If Nadal performs Medvedev within the championship match or Medvedev, Tsitsipas or Ruud face Alcaraz for the title, the winner will go away New York as World No. 1. Medvedev presently holds high spot, whereas Nadal is attempting to regain it for the primary time since February 2020 and Alcaraz is making an attempt to succeed in the head for the primary time. With Medvedev defending 2000 factors, Nadal will maintain a wholesome lead over the 26-year-old within the Pepperstone ATP Stay Rankings Monday.

    Pepperstone ATP Stay Rankings Factors (as of 29 August)

    There are additionally a number of potential matches that would occur earlier within the event that will have main implications on the battle for No. 1.

    If Alcaraz eliminates Nadal within the final 4, he would give himself an opportunity to develop into the youngest No. 1 within the historical past of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings (since 1973) by profitable the title. If Medvedev, Tsitsipas or Ruud are nonetheless within the draw, an Alcaraz win towards Nadal would assure that the 22-time main winner wouldn’t go away New York as World No. 1.

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    Relying on different leads to the event, a Tsitsipas-Ruud quarter-final might be pivotal. Not solely would the winner nonetheless have an opportunity to say World No. 1, however the victor may additionally doubtlessly develop into World No. 2 relying on different event outcomes. Tsitsipas has climbed as excessive as World No. 3 and Ruud has ascended as excessive as World No. 5.

    It’s key to notice that even when Nadal loses within the first spherical, Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Alcaraz or Ruud should advance to no less than the ultimate to stop the 36-year-old from leaving the US Open as World No. 1. The Spaniard will end the event no decrease than World No. 3. If Nadal reaches the semi-finals, one of many different 4 gamers in competition should win the title to complete on high after the Open.

    Medvedev, Tsitsipas and Ruud are all on the highest half of the draw, whereas Nadal and Alcaraz are on the underside half. View Males’s Singles Draw

    The winner of the US Open will obtain 2,000 Pepperstone ATP Rankings factors, the finalist will go away with 1,200 factors and the semi-finalists 720 factors.

    By the top of the US Open, Medvedev can have held World No. 1 for 16 weeks, 13 of which have come throughout his present stint.

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