As things stand, Alcaraz still holds a significant lead at the top of the ATP Men’s Tennis World Rankings and thereby remains the favorite to retain the No. 1 spot, despite missing out on next week’s ATP Finals. The 19-year-old currently holds 6,820 points (live rankings) to World No. 2 Nadal’s 5,820 points. By reaching the Paris Masters semifinals, Tsitsipas has propelled himself to the third spot, just 470 points behind Nadal, with 5,350 ranking points.
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However, Alcaraz will miss the ATP Finals after Saturday’s announcement that an abdominal injury has forced him to withdraw ahead of his maiden appearance at the season-ending championship, meaning that the scenario for both Nadal and Tsitsipas is pretty straightforward.
For Tsitsipas, the third and final contender for the World No. 1 spot, the situation demands that he win the 2022 ATP Finals without losing a single match, which is the only way he can clinch the year-end top spot in the ATP Men’s Tennis World Rankings.
On the other hand, former world no.1 Novak Djokovic has slipped from number seven to number eight after losing to Holger Rune 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the Paris Masters 2022. While Holger Rune and Taylor Fritz are the only movers inside the top 10 this week. The 19-year-old Rune jumps a spot and arrives at No 10, leaving behind Italy’s Jannik Sinner.