Alcaraz Drops To His Two-Year Low After Sinner's Incredible Start Of 2024

Alcaraz Drops To His Two-Year Low After Sinner's Incredible Start Of 2024

by Zachary Wimer

Carlos Alcaraz has been at the top of tennis for about two years now, but he just dropped to his two-year low due to Jannik Sinner's great start to the 2024 season.

When players reach reach a certain level of tennis excellence, it gets quite nitpicky to find any flaws. That's the case with Alcaraz, who admittedly didn't have the year we've gotten used to him having, but he did win the Indian Wells Open recently, so it's far from a terrible year.

The 20-year-old has been ranked either number one or number two in the past two years. In fact, he never dropped down to number three after becoming world number one following the 2022 US Open triumph.

That was until this year, when on April 1, 2024, Alcaraz officially dropped down to number 3, which is the lowest he has been ranked in the last two years. It comes after a bit of a woeful start this year, as he went trophy-less in South America, something that didn't happen before.

The main cause of his slide down the rankings is Jannik Sinner, though, whose Miami Open triumph ensured that he passed Alcaraz on the rankings. The Italian has been ruthless so far this year, winning the Australian Open, where the bulk of his points come from.

He also added 500 points by winning the Rotterdam Open, and now, he added even more points after winning the Miami Open. It's just enough to overtake Alcaraz, though the difference is not too big.

Sinner sits at 8710 points, while Alcaraz is currently at 8645 points. Both, of course, trail Novak Djokovic, who is still number one with 9725 points, but the Italian is certainly on the rise and will give him a run for his money in the coming weeks.


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