By way of Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday, November 10, 2022
Even supposing he has been compelled to pull out of this yr’s Nitto ATP Finals because of an stomach damage, Carlos Alcaraz remains to be within the driving force’s seat in the case of completing the season at No.1 within the ratings.
Alcaraz, bidding to transform the 18th participant to ever grasp the ATP’s year-end No.1 score, and the primary now not named Djokovic (7), Nadal (5), Federer (5) or Murray (1) since 2003 (Andy Roddick), can best take a seat and watch as two gamers take a crack at pushing via to the highest in Turin.
Rafael Nadal, lately 1,000 issues in the back of Alcaraz, can get to No.1 by means of successful the identify. If he doesn’t win the identify, he can nonetheless climb to No.1 only if Stefanos Tsitsipas doesn’t win the identify, and Nadal reaches the overall whilst going 3-0 in spherical robin play.
Tsitsipas, 1,470 issues in the back of Alcaraz in this day and age, will have to win the identify undefeated with a purpose to succeed in No.1.
The Teams had been decided on in Turin and so they form up as follows.
(1) Rafael Nadal
(3) Casper Ruud
(5) Felix Auger-Aliassime
(8) Taylor Fritz (8)
(2) Stefanos Tsitsipas
(4) Daniil Medvedev
(6) Andrey Rublev
(7) Novak Djokovic
Play starts on November 13 (Sunday) in Turin.