The first consequence of the defeat of Carlos Alcaraz, reigning US Open champion, within the semi-finals towards Daniil Medvedev, is that subsequent Monday he can have an unfavorable margin with respect to Novak Djokovic within the rating of at the least 2,460 factors.
That distinction may come Could, in case Djokovic is topped for the fourth time this Sunday on the US Open. Then it will be 3,250 factors between the 2.
On the horizon, there’s the recovered Asian tour and the indoor tournaments in Europe earlier than the ATP Finals through which Djokovic and Alcaraz have secured their tickets.
Now it is on Novak to defend his place. Till the top of the 12 months, Juan Carlos Ferrero‘s pupil can add 4,500 web factors as a result of he’ll play the Open 500 in Beijing and Basel, the Masters 1000 in Shanghai and Paris-Bercy and the Masters Cup.
Novak will lose 750 factors by not attending the protection of the crown in Astana and Tel Aviv. The latter match isn’t even on the calendar.
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