Alcaraz Set To Become World No. 1 Again & Enter Wimbledon As Top Seed

Alcaraz Set To Become World No. 1 Again & Enter Wimbledon As Top Seed

by Balasz Virag

Carlos Alcaraz was the top seed at Roland Garros and he'll be the top seed at Wimbledon after sealing a return to number one following his Cinch Championships triumph.

Carlos Alcaraz expressed doubt over his ability to win the Queen's Club trophy earlier in the week but a few amazing performances changed his mind eventually. The Spaniard played some amazing tennis to advance to the final and then outplayed a much more experienced player on the surface to win his maiden grass title.

He's now become the 5th youngest to complete the surface trinity on the ATP Tour and the 6th youngest finalist ever. All of that is hugely important for him with Wimbledon looming. He needed to build confidence on grass and what better way to do that than by winning the event and surprising himself with his level on grass?

The final was meaningful for other reasons as well. Before the event, Novak Djokovic was the number one ranked player with a great chance of being the top seed at Wimbledon. The only curveball was Alcaraz and his participation in London.

If Alcaraz managed to win the Cinch Championship trophy, then he would have overtaken Novak Djokovic as the number one player in the world. And that's exactly what happened. Alcaraz made his way to the final. He battled Alex de Minaur and he defeated him to get himself to 7675 points which is exactly 80 points more than Novak Djokovic currently has (7595).

Neither of them is set to play any more ATP matches until Wimbledon as they will both be part of the Hurlingham exhibition, as they were last year. Besides returning him to number one cemented him as the top seed at Wimbledon, a huge thing for the 20-year-old.

The trophy in London was the 11th of Alcaraz's career, his 5th this year which is by far the most out of any player. He is 11/14 in finals so far.


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