Carlos Alcaraz was ranked among the top four players in the world this Monday, despite losing his title-defending tournament final in Umag (Croatia) on Sunday to Jannik Sinner 6-7 (5), 6-1 and 6. -one. The Italian (10 worlds) had already beaten him at the last Wimbledon tournament this year.

The young tennis player is the eighth Spanish player to rise to fourth place in the ATP international rankings in 19 years and 2 months, a position where he will appear on Monday after reaching the final of the Umag tournament (Croatia). . ) and adds them to a list of their names. Raphael Nadal, Carlos Moya, John Charles Ferrero (They became number 1) , Alex Corretja, Manual Orantes (They were number 2) David Ferrer Y Sergio Bruguera (was in the top 3).

alcaraz exceeds ATP ranking Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and currently 1130 points Raphael Nadalworld number 3 (6.165), alexander zverev (6,850) and Daniel Medvedev (7.625), current world number 1. Novak DjokovicHe is sixth in the world to win this year at Wimbledon, where no points are in question and he lost 2,000 he defended as champion in 2021.

joy and disappointment

“It’s a huge thing for me. I have great players like Rafa, Medvedev and Zverev on me right now. They’re already playing to win the Slams. It’s amazing to be one of them and fight for the Slams.” alcaraz This Sunday after the final in Umag. A result that I am not very happy with after giving up 12-2 in the last two sets. “I didn’t know how to play against him in the end. sinner. I didn’t stop failing, I didn’t know what to do,” admitted the Spanish tennis player.

Inside race of the year For the Masters Cup in Turin, alcaraz Second of the year with 4,270 points behind Nadal (5,620) Tsitsipas (4,010). Three tennis players have been registered as the top four cores of the Montreal Masters 1000, which begins August 7. Medvedev. Canada won’t be in the tournament ZverevStill recovering from his ankle injury at Roland Garros, neither DjokovicStill not allowed to enter the United States and Canada because they have not been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Four championships, six finals

The Umag final is his sixth finale this season. alcaraz After also playing in Hamburg last week (fell Lorenzo Musetti). The Murcian tennis player has previously won 1,000 Masters in Miami and Madrid and 500 tournaments in Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona. So far, it has had 41 wins and only six losses in 2022.