Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas have an enormous probability of taking the World No. 1 spot from Carlos Alcaraz on the finish of the 2023 Australian Open. This brings the Spaniard no discomfort, who steered that they might deserve the highest spot for his or her unbelievable achievements.
Each Djokovic and Tsitsipas have an opportunity of creating it to World No. 1 within the ATP rankings in the event that they clinch the title on the ongoing Grand Slam in Melbourne. Whereas the Serb is but to play his quarterfinal match, the Greek has already certified for the final 4. With each gamers nonetheless within the hunt for the championship, Alcaraz’s rating is in danger.
The reigning US Open champion stays respectful of what his rivals can do to his place. He feels that if both of them will get to be the champion, they “deserve” to go to the highest.
“I am watching what Djokovic and Tsitsipas do, but it surely would not fear me. To take the number one quantity from me there, both of them must be champion and if it occurs it is going to be as a result of the one who achieves it’ll deserve it greater than me,” said the 19-year-old in an award ceremony of the Laureles.
Regardless of main setbacks initially of the brand new season and failing to be a part of the Australian Open, the present World No. 1 is optimistic about the remainder of the season. Alcaraz considers the damage break to have influenced him in a great way because the participant had the time to enhance on sure facets of his recreation.
“I’m watching the Australian Open from dwelling and it’s onerous as a result of I believe that I’m the one who could possibly be there, however I’m a constructive particular person and I believe that this break is sweet for me to appreciate some issues that I might do higher on the court docket and out of it,” he asserted.
Novak Djokovic to face Andrey Rublev within the quarterfinals of the Australian Open
Djokovic’s probabilities of regaining the World No. 1 spot within the ATP rankings are extensive open. Nonetheless, he should overcome the problem of an in-form Rublev to maintain his hopes alive. The 2 have met one another on three events earlier than and it’s the Serb who has a slender benefit over the Russian because the head-to-head report stands at 2-1.
Their first assembly occurred on the 2021 ATP Finals. The 21-time Grand Slam champion eased previous his opponent in straight units that evening. The second time they met, within the remaining of the Serbia Open, the Russian beat the 35-year-old in three units. They final confronted one another within the 2022 ATP Finals. A repeat of what transpired in Italy a 12 months prior, the Serb registered a win towards Rublev in straight units.