Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal win the ATP Race.

Two Masters 1000 competitions and the US Open’s final Major are coming up in the future weeks. In six weeks, there should be changes on the ATP Race list as players compete for 4000 points. Wimbledon, as we all know, did not award any points in July, and there have been no notable alterations to the list since Roland Garros‘ conclusion.

Since the beginning of the year, nine players have collected more than 2000 points, with Novak Djokovic trailing them after falling short of the trophy he so well deserved at the All England Club. Rafael Nadal, who is 36, easily leads the ATP Race to Turin.

The Spaniard, who scored 5620 points and outscored his fellow countryman Carlos Alcaraz by 4270, won the first two Major championships of the season. Due to an abdominal strain, Nadal withdrew from Wimbledon before the semifinal. Next week, he should compete in Canada for this competition in an effort to win his sixth championship.

The ATP Race is being led by Rafael Nadal.

Carlos Alcaraz had a chance to close the gap with Rafael Nadal in the previous two weeks, but he lost both of his finals appearances in Hamburg and Umag. A teenager still has a good chance to compete for the year-end no despite being 1350 points behind Nadal.

1 position by the season’s finish. Stefanos Tsitsipas, who earned 4010 points in 2022 and is looking for more in Canada the following week, is in third place. Alexander Zverev is ahead of Casper Ruud by 615 points in fourth place. The German is expected to make a comeback to the court in September after suffering that severe ankle injury against Nadal at Roland Garros.

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Zverev is being followed by Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, who may overtake him by next week. Prior to Zverev, Medvedev holds the top spot in the global rankings, and he should win a few matches in Los Cabos and Canada to maintain that position on August 15.

For the remainder of the year, Medvedev defends a lot of points. If he wants to compete with Nadal and Alcaraz for the top spot at the end of the year, he should raise his ATP Race standing as soon as possible. Positions seven and eight are held by Felix Auger-Aliassime and Taylor Fritz, respectively, with 21-time Major champion Novak Djokovic immediately below them.

Most likely, Novak will miss the US Open, Cincinnati, and Canada. He won’t be able to gain 2000 points at Wimbledon, thus it will be difficult for him to compete for the top spot at the conclusion of the year.

Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal win the ATP Race.

By Antonio Zaccaro

Hello, I'm Antonio Zaccaro, tennis lover since I was 13. I started this blog out of pure passion, and now it has become my job. I constantly follow all the tournaments and I am always updated on all the news. What I know, I share with all my readers. My considerations are the result of hours and hours spent in front of screens and on tennis courts.