2022 ATP Year-End Top 20: Carlos Alcaraz Finishes As Youngest No. 1
by Staff | December 6th, 2022, 11:00 pm
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The official 2022 ranking season came to a close yesterday and Carlos Alcaraz officially finished No. 1.

The 19-year-old becomes the youngest-ever year-end No. 1. Alcaraz won the US Open among his five titles.

Alcaraz’s countryman, Rafael Nadal, became the oldest Top 2 at age 36. The 22-time Slam champion also finishes in the Top 10 for a record-extending 18th consecutive year and ties Roger Federer for the most Top 10 finishes overall with 18.

Alcaraz and Nadal are the first countrymen to finish No. 1 and 2 since Americans Pete Sampras and Michael Chang in 1996.

Novak Djokovic finished exactly 2000 points behind Alcaraz, a number he could have matched had his Wimbledon points counter. The Serb still finishes in the Top 5 for the 15th time in the past 16 years.

All told, seven under 25s finished in the Top 10 and there were two teens in the final 15 with Alcaraz and 19-year-old Holger Rune who ended No. 11.

2022 YEAR-END ATP RANKINGS (Dec 5, 2022)

1
Carlos Alcaraz
6820
2
Rafael Nadal
6020
3
Casper Ruud
5820
4
Stefanos Tsitsipas
5550
5
Novak Djokovic
4820
6
Felix Auger-Aliassime
4195
7
Daniil Medvedev
4065
8
Andrey Rublev
3930
9
Taylor Fritz
3355
10
Hubert Hurkacz
2905
11
Holger Rune
2888
12
Alexander Zverev
2700
13
Pablo Carreno Busta
2495
14
Cameron Norrie
2445
15
Jannik Sinner
2410
16
Matteo Berrettini
2375
17
Marin Cilic
2105
18
Denis Shapovalov
2075
19
Frances Tiafoe
2000
20
Karen Khachanov
1990

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6 Comments for 2022 ATP Year-End Top 20: Carlos Alcaraz Finishes As Youngest No. 1

Alison hodge Says:

Good lad


Giles Says:

Carlos will be my fave when Rafa retires. He’s done wonders in such a short period of time. Vamos.


chrisford1 Says:

Boris was sprung from the slammer and deported to Germany. Did 8 months of a 30 month stretch and barred from Jolly Old England for another 22 months – he gets nabbed before that, he serves the full remaining 22 months.
Merry Christmas Boris!!
Beware of gold-digging supermodels! Looking at you, German player Sasha Zverev!! Learn from Becker’s misfortunes.


zed Says:

chrisford1, You are correct and despite their protestations and forceful approaches I fastidiously ignore all attempts by young supermodels to lure me into their clutches.

I hope I am example to the rest of you.

For Giles, I recommend a holiday in Ibiza given his stated fondness for young Spanish men.


Giles Says:

Wishing all you Tennis Xers a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
Xyz My good wishes extended to you as well!!, 😄


zed Says:

Merry Christmas to you as well Giles. If I don’t get to Tennis-X before then, a Happy New Year to you as well.

Here’s hoping 2023 is a happy, healthy and enjoyable year for everyone.


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