Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz (19) is the new world number one in the ATP rankings after winning the US Open. The throne was deposed by Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, who was also surpassed by the US Grand Slam finalist, Norway’s Casper Ruud (23).
Carlos Alcaraz, by winning the US Open 2022 at the age of 19, his first title in a Grand Slam tournament, ranked first in the world, two weeks later in New York confirming the emergence of a new system in men’s tennis. .
Youngest player in the world
Alcaraz became the youngest player to reach the top of the ATP since the rankings were created in 1973, a feat he returns with a final victory over Norway’s Casper Ruud. Rudd, 23, finished second with five places, a jump in the form of a warning to his opponents: Known for being comfortable on clay, he has asserted himself on the hard courts this season and could have become No. 1 if he had won Sunday at Flushing Meadows.
Rafael Nadal, who was knocked out in the US Open round of 16 by American Frances Tiafoe, retained his third place, just ahead of Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, who lost his title after being eliminated at the same stage of the event by Australian Nick. Kyrgios.
Djokovic loses a place
Novak Djokovic, 35, is seventh (-1) but he wasn’t there to play for the title. More generally, his ranking in the hierarchy has been tarnished this season: the Serbian was not actually able to defend his title in Australia or his points from the US Open final for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid, during his coronation at Wimbledon. (Major 21st, one length of Nadal’s record) It counted for butter in the standings because no points were distributed there.
Explosive Tiafoe, 24, and volcanic Nick Kyrgios, 27, (wimbledon finalist and quarter-finalist in New York), enter the top 20, 19th and 20th respectively. Russia’s Karen Khachanov, who was lost to Kasper Rudd in the quarter-finals, climbed 13 places to 18th, after leaving the top 30 this season for the first time since 2018.
On the French side, 10 players are split between 32nd and 95th places: they were forced to abandon the US Open due to injury, and tricolor leader Gael Monfils, 35, lost eight places (32). Richard Gasquet, the author of his good career in the North American Championships, climbed to 79th (+12) and Corentin Mutit, who was defeated in the round of 16 by Casper Rudd in New York, returned to the top 100 with a 24th win.