Carlos Alcaraz displaces Novak Djokovic and returns to number 1 in the world in the preview of Roland Garros | The USA Print

Carlos Alcaraz celebrates a point during a tournament in Italy.

Carlos Alcaraz celebrates a point during a tournament in Italy.

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The Spanish Carlos Alcaraz became the new leader of the ATP tennis ranking this Mondayjust in the week before the start of the second Grand Slam of the year, Roland Garros, and displacing the Serbian Novak Djokovic from the top.

It served Alcaraz to win the round of 64 of the Masters 1000 in Rome against his countryman Albert Ramos to secure the number 1 in the world, despite being left in the next instance at the hands of Fabián Marozsán.

The fall to 135 in the ranking did not prevent him from leading the world ranking with 6,815 pointsmarking distances against the Russian Daniil Medvedev, who accumulates 6,330 units and who is the one who has added the most points this year, the most recent being the trophy he won in Rome.

The title on Italian soil was the fifth title this year for Medvedev and the 20th of his career, but the first on clay, a surface that is not to his liking but to which he adapts better and better.

For his part, Djokovic accumulates 5,955 units and will try to have a great role at Roland Garros not only to return to the top position, but also to become the greatest Grand Slam winner in men’s tennis history.

With the Norwegian Casper Ruud fourth and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas fifth, the Danish Holger Rune, finalist in Rome, rises to the sixth place, the best of his career, to the detriment of the Russian Andrey Rublev.

The Spanish Rafael Nadal, who announced last week that he will not play again this season, is fifteenth, one position worse than in the previous classification, waiting for his collapse in the ranking when Roland Garros ends, a tournament that the Spaniard won on last year.

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