Carlos Alcaraz’s Impressive Season in Tennis
By JOAN SOLSONA
Carlos Alcaraz has had an exceptional season in tennis, securing six titles, including two in the prestigious TMS category at Indian Wells and Mutua Madrid Open. His outstanding performance has earned him the top spot in the Masters 1000 and ATP Finals tournaments.
At the Turin teachers’ meeting, Alcaraz finished with an impressive total of 3,685 points, surpassing Jannik Sinner by 85 points. Sinner would have taken the lead if he had won the title.
Daniil Medvedev secured the third position in the ranking with 3,585 points, just 15 points ahead of Novak Djokovic, the newly crowned champion of the Masters Cup for the seventh time.
The ATP will reward the top 30 players with the most points with a substantial bonus. The amount will be distributed proportionally based on their position on the list and whether they have participated in all eight mandatory Masters 1000 or Open 500 tournaments.
Alcaraz has fulfilled all the requirements, making him eligible for the largest prize, which will be announced at the end of the year once the men’s circuit has finalized the accounts from the ATP Turn Finals.
Although Alcaraz received a bonus last season for finishing as the number one player, a deduction was made due to his absence from the Rome tournament.
Masters 1000 and ATP Finals Points Ranking
Carlos Alcaraz - 3,685 points
Jannik Sinner – 3,600 points
Daniil Medvedev – 3,585 points
Novak Djokovic – 3,570 points
Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil, Carlos Alcaraz, will receive an additional bonus of $200,000 for securing the third position in the 500 tournaments points ranking, trailing behind Medvedev and Sinner.