Carlos Alcaraz may usurp Rafael Nadal as the monarch of Spain.

In 2005, Rafael Nadal rose to the top of the Spanish tennis rankings. Rafa had a remarkable season as a teen, winning four Masters 1000 titles in addition to his maiden Major victory. To become the most decorated Spanish player in history, Nadal needed a few years.

To encourage them to work harder and keep up with him, he kept all of his fellow countrymen in the rear. Rafa has been the top-ranked Spanish player every week since 2005, with the exception of weeks 38 and 39 when David Ferrer took over and acted as the country’s representative.

one player. Ferrer was ranked seventh in the world on October 5, 2015, one spot ahead of Nadal, who overtook him the following week. Since then, Rafa has held the top spot among Spaniards, but it might shift next week for the first time in almost seven years!

Carlos Alcaraz will gain 600 points and increase his total to 5635 points if he wins this week’s Canada Masters. If Alcaraz wins four games in Montreal, Nadal, who is currently ranked 5620, will move up to the No. 2 spot in Spain.

Carlos Alcaraz is less than 600 points ahead of Rafael Nadal in the ATP rankings.

Prior to Montreal and the year-end No. 1, Rafa and Carlos are in the lead of the ATP Race to Turin.

1 candidates. Nadal is in first place with 5620 points after winning two Major championships. Rafa missed the second half of 2021 because of a foot ailment and returned flawlessly this year. At the beginning of the season, he won three straight matches, including the Australian Open, which was his first victory in 13 years.

Nadal won the trophy in Acapulco and advanced to the Indian Wells final with momentum on his side. He competed despite having a broken rib and was defeated by Taylor Fritz in straight sets. Rafa missed Barcelona and Monte Carlo, and he struggled in Madrid and Rome.

He lifted his game on the biggest stage, defeated Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, and Casper Ruud, and won his 14th Roland Garros championship. In an effort to continue that streak at Wimbledon, Nadal advanced to his third straight All England Club semifinal before pulling out of the match against Nick Kyrgios due to an abdominal injury.

Rafa pulled out of Montreal and will work to rest up for the US Open. Carlos Alcaraz has performed to the best of his ability this year, winning two Masters 1000 championships and breaking into the top 4 at a young age.

The teenager, who has won 42 of 49 matches this season, would surpass Rafael Nadal on the ATP rankings list if he wins four more matches in Canada. In the second round, Carlos will face Tommy Paul.