What a disaster for Alcaraz, a deadly debacle: it’s done for Djokovic

An unexpected event a few days before Wimbledon. Nobody expected this from Carlos after his victory at Roland Garros

Exactly two weeks ago, Carlos Alcaraz beat Jannik Sinner in the semi-final of Roland Garros. A five-set victory that preceded the triumph in the final against Alexander Zverev which earned him his third Slam title in his career, after those won at the ’22 and at Wimbledon last year.

Unexpected epilogue for Carlos Alcaraz before Wimbledon – .it

To celebrate the triumph in Paris, Alcaraz took a few days off in Ibiza in the company of some friends. The images of the party involving the Spanish tennis player made the rounds on social media. A justified joy for Carlos who returned to the pitch this week atATP 500 at Queen’s in Londonthe only tournament chosen in preparation for Wimbledon.

At Queen’s, Alcaraz was the defending champion. Let’s use the past tense, because the title defense foundered with the surprising defeat in two sets against the Briton Jack Draper (7-6; 6-3). A result that is surprising but not excessively so, considering Draper’s excellent form, winner last week of the Stuttgart ATP (another grass tournament) in the final against .

Alcaraz, the defeat at Queen’s is very costly. Djokovic takes advantage

As reigning champion at Queen’s, Alcaraz also had to defend the 500 points in the ATP ranking obtained last year. A failed resolution with immediate consequences for the Roland Garros championovertaken to second place in the ATP ranking by Novak Djokovic.

Carlos Alcaraz abdicates in favor of Djokovic (Photo LaPresse) – Sportitalia.it

In the new ranking which will be published on Monday 24 June, Djokovic will have 8360 points against Alcaraz’s 8130. A situation that Sinner could also take advantage of, whose gap from his two rivals is solid with 1130 points from Djokovic and 1360 from Alcaraz. A gap that could increase further if the Italian team reaches the end of Halle.

Speaking of rankings. For Alcaraz, another important exchange of points to defend is approaching, namely 2000 as title holder at Wimbledon. Sinner, semi-finalist in the last edition of the Championship, has fewer. The presence of Djokovic, a finalist in 2023, is uncertain. The Serbian is still recovering from the meniscus operation after Roland Garros and may not be there to bet everything on the Olympics.

Should Djokovic be present at Wimbledon, For Alcaraz there could also be another novelty. With the aforementioned change in the ATP ranking, Nole could also overtake him in the entry list of seeds in second place with inevitable consequences in the draw of the draw.

 
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