The 20-year-old lost the number one rank after losing the semifinal of the US Open to Russia’s Daniil Medvedev with a score of 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
As things stand, Serbia’s legendary tennis star Novak Djokovic is still leading the charts 11045 points whereas Alcaraz has 8805 points.
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However, the difference as big as it seems right now is not actually that big as the current world number one is set to lose 2100 points before the end of the year as he won them with his impressive performance in the Paris Masters and ATP Finals campaign last year.
On the other hand, Alcaraz only has 360 points to lose because from the competitions in Basel and Paris last year.
Therefore, the actual difference between them is far lower than the one looking right now. Had Alcaraz not had a poor outing in the Shanghai Masters and qualified and reached the final of the event, he would have actually surpassed Djokovic in the total rating points.
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The Murcia-born lost to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in the round of 16 of the ongoing ATP 1000 event with a score of 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.
It is because of this reason, the upcoming ATP Finals is likely to be an even feistier competition where the top two players will battle it out to ensure that they will finish the year as the number one ranked player in the world.
Alcaraz became the talk of the town earlier this year when he defeated the current world number one Djokovic in a memorable five-set thrilling final at Wimbledon with a score of 1–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1, 3–6, 6–4.
Other than that, the young tennis star also played in the semifinals of the French Open and US Open.