After his victory in Indian Wells, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz became the best tennis player in the world.
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LatinAmerican Post | Daniel González Guerrero
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Carlos Alcaraz, a 19-year-old Spaniard, has once again been considered the best tennis player in the world, remembering that he had already achieved it after winning the US Open, when he became the youngest player in history to be number one. After this victory, the young athlete has made it clear that he wants to be the new blood of world tennis.
After crushing Russian Daniil Medvedev in the Indian Wells final, 'Carlitos' has once again been at the top of the ATP ranking, an aspect that continues to demonstrate his promising future in this sport. His arrival at number one on this list has come about thanks to his triumph in this competition and the controversial absence of the Serbian Novak Djokovic.
A promise come true
With this victory, the Spaniard became the second tennis player in history to win three 1,000 masters before turning 20, remembering that he won the Madrid and Miami Opens in 2022. This mark had only been achieved by his compatriot Rafael Nadal, which before turning 20 years old had already been established with six of these championships.
Since his beginnings in this sport, Carlos Alcaraz has had the pressure of being considered the future of tennis for Spain. As if this were not enough, the young tennis player always had the nickname of the 'New Nadal' for Spanish tennis, so his great achievements do not come as a surprise to all those who have closely followed his growth as a professional athlete.
In addition to highlighting the great sporting moment of Carlos Alcaraz, we must mention what happened with the Serbian Novak Djokovic, a tennis player who has broken a long streak of being number one in the world due to his decision not to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Djokovic could not participate in the Indian Wells, and he will not participate in the Miami Open either, since the United States government has refused his entry to the country.
For several months, the United States has forced all its visitors to have their vaccination schedule up to date, which is why Djokovic could not enter the North American country. Faced with this situation, the Serbian tennis player has lost numerous points due to his absences. This aspect has led him to be harshly criticized by his own fans, who do not understand this athlete's determination to go against complying with health regulations.
Changes in the Top 10
With the ranking update, we have seen several movements in the top 10 of the best tennis players in the world. The big surprise in these changes was the departure of Rafael Nadal from this select group of athletes, something that had not happened since April 18, 2005. Given this situation, it is confirmed that the Spanish tennis player has entered the final stage of his career. , which has been affected by constant injuries in recent months.
More than 17 years passed before this Spanish tennis player was not among the best players in the world. Despite this, Nadal is very few positions away from being in this select group again. This objective could be achieved again in the next competitions that the European athlete will play, who hopes to quickly overcome his physical discomfort.
The best Latin Americans
Latin American tennis has been growing over the months, which is why several South American tennis players are among the best 100 players in the world. Argentines Francisco Cerúndolo (31 position), Sebastián Báez (33) and Diego Schwartzman (38) are the first athletes from the continent to appear in this ranking.
For his part, the Chilean Nicolás Jarry (57) is on the rise, since a few weeks ago he won the Chilean Open title, a championship that has given a rebirth to his career as a professional athlete. Thiago Monteiro (81) from Brazil and Juan Pablo Varillas (88) from Peru are other Latin American tennis players who have been enhancing their game in different official competitions.
Finally, the Colombian Daniel Galán (89) and the Ecuadorian Emilio Gómez (96) close the list of Latin American athletes in this important ranking. Given these current statistics, all fans of South American tennis players trust that all these players will be able to continue climbing in this list with the passing of the championships they play.