Rafael Nadal eliminated from the Masters, Carlos Alcaraz remains the number 1 in the world

Rafael Nadal eliminated from the Masters, Carlos Alcaraz remains the number 1 in the world

November 15, 2022, 5:32 PM

November 15, 2022, 5:32 PM

Rafael Nadal was eliminated this Tuesday from the ATP Masters in Turin after two defeats in as many matches, and that Casper Ruud won a set against Taylor Fritz, which assures Carlos Alcaraz to finish the year as number 1 in the world, according to the ATP.

After his defeat against Fritz in his entry into the fray on Sunday, Nadal, 2nd in the world, was forced to win the Masters to dethrone Alcaraz.

But the 36-year-old Spaniard lost again to Auger-Aliassime in straight sets, which together with the set won by Ruud against Fritz, the first of the match condemns Nadal for the set difference, even though he beat the Norwegian on Thursday in his last match.

Alcaraz had become, at the age of 19, the youngest tennis player in the history of the ATP classification (since 1973) to become N.1 of the world. He did it after winning the US Open in September.

He now happens to be the youngest to finish the season on a high. of the world hierarchy.

In addition, he is the first player to finish a season as No. 1 in the world without being one of the components of the Big 4 (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray) since Andy Roddick in 2003.

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