Tennis: Djokovic, Nadal and Federer have found their successor

The ATP Finals have delivered their verdict. Although he withdrew from the tournament, Carlos Alcaraz is guaranteed to end the year in first place in the ATP rankings. The emergence of the Spanish prodigy is good for tennis, which is looking for the ideal successor to Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. He is well on his way to following the same path as his illustrious elders.

Winner of ATP Finals from Turin, Novak Djokovic has shown that we will still have to count on him next season. Nevertheless, the Serb is not eternal, just like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The first retired after the Cup of the tank. The second chained the physical glitches and no longer seems as solid as before. But do not panic, their successor is already found. At 19 years old, Carlos Alcaraz an end to the hegemony of big three this season. heartthrob of Nadal on clay and guaranteed to finish the year in first place in the ranking ATPthe Spaniard has hit hard this season.

From 32nd to 1st place, there is only one step for Alcaraz!

What a long way to go Carlos Alcaraz this season. Last year, we left him disappointed at Bercy after a huge showdown lost against Hugo Gaston. Revenchard, the Spaniard resumed the year in 32nd place in the world. Winner of his first Grand Slam a the US Open, he had taken first place in the rankings, which he will not leave again, at least until 2023. He therefore became the 18th player to finish the year as world number one, the youngest of all. His seizure of power marks the end of an era. No player outside of Big 4 hadn’t managed to finish the year on the throne since… Roddick in 2003. Meanwhile, Roger Federer (5 times), Rafael Nadal (5), Novak Djokovic (7) and Andy Murray (1) had ended the year in this symbolic position.

“It means a lot”

Present in Turin to appreciate his trophy, Carlos Alcaraz was delighted to end the year in first place in the ranking. ” All my life, I supported Rafa. Here too, I wanted him to win. Even if he had taken the No. 1 spot from me, I would have been happy. It means a lot to me to be part of tennis history alongside these legends confessed the young Spaniard. He will be expected at the turn at the Australian Open and will have to confirm his new status.

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