Carlos Alcaraz’s Stakes Against Daniil Medvedev
Carlos Alcaraz faced a crucial match against Daniil Medvedev in the final game of the red group. It was not only about securing a spot in the semifinals for the talented player from Murcia, but also about securing the second place in the season-end rankings.
Medvedev’s impressive performance towards the end of the year had put Alcaraz’s position at risk, especially if the Russian had remained undefeated until the final. Alcaraz, who aims to enter the Australian Open as the second seed, just behind Novak Djokovic, will also become the leader in points for both Masters 1000 and ATP Finals tournaments if he succeeds.
Currently, Alcaraz holds a lead of 100 points over Medvedev and 485 points over Jannik Sinner, the only two players who could potentially surpass him in the rankings. The top 30 players in this classification will share a prize pool of 20 million dollars.
The battle between Alcaraz and Medvedev also extends to who will win the most matches in 2023, with the Muscovite currently leading by a narrow margin of 66 to 65.
Ranking of Points in Masters 1000 and ATP Finals
Carlos Alcaraz – 3,685 points
Daniil Medvedev – 3,585 points
Jannik Sinner – 3,200 points
Novak Djokovic – 2,670 points
Andrey Rublev – 2,340 points