Carlos Alcaraz Clinches Year-End 2022 ATP No. 1

by Staff | November 15th, 2022, 5:57 pm

After finishing last year No. 32, Carlos Alcaraz made the leap and is now guaranteed to finish 2022 as the No. 1 player in the world.

The 19-year-old sensation becomes the youngest ATP year-end No. 1 ever. That’s younger than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras and the list goes on and on of the now-17 to finish on top.

Alcaraz secured the position in the last 24 hours which saw Stefanos Tsitsipas lose yesterday and then today in Turin Rafael Nadal lost in straights followed by Casper Ruud winning a set which eliminated Nadal from the semifinals assuring Alcaraz the No. 1 ranking.

Alcaraz did not play in Turin due to an ab tear but is expected to return healthy for the start of 2023.

Alcaraz is the first non-Big 4 to finish No. 1 since Andy Roddick in 2003. He has held No. 1 since his US Open title starting on September 12, or the last 10 weeks.

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6 Comments for Carlos Alcaraz Clinches Year-End 2022 ATP No. 1

skeezer Says:

Nice to see a good new role model represent #1 world like Fed/Rafa have done. Carry the torch well Carlos and congrats.

chrisford1 Says:

Cheap slight on Novak, Skeezer.

Tennispompom Says:

Don’t take the bait CF. Everyone knows who’s the real No.1. Just look at the ELO rankings, says it all. ATP rankings have been meaningless since January, and doubly so since Wimbledon.

ATP have cocked up the rankings for at least two years.

Wog Boy Says:

Tennispompom, even Tod Woodbridge agrees with you saying that ranking is screwed and that Nole is best player on tour, Tod never liked Nole.
Ruud also said something like that.

Anyone be free to check how many points big 3 plus Murray had when they finished the year as #1 and keep checking previous players too.

When was the last time that 6820 point was enough to finish the year as #1 and that by playing full season, all masters and all GSs, plus minor tournaments?! I can’t recall it.

Tennispompom Says:

I don’t recall either. Probably never. Alcaraz is a very lucky boy.

Farhan Says:

As Tennispompom hinted above, the real number one is Novak hands down. Robbed of defending his title at the Australian Open and ranking points from both AO and Wimbledon, hw would have been clear number one. Alcaraz sure is lucky to secure this due to the ‘quirky’ system this year.

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