With the new update of the ATP world ranking, Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal found themselves at the top of the ranking, occupying the first two positions. They dominated the scene during the 2022 season and both deserved their achievements.
A very great achievement for Spain. The very young 19 year old remained at the top, mainly thanks to the triumph of the US Open, while the Iberian champion overtook the Norwegian Casper Ruud in second place. A historic milestone for Spain: in fact, 22 years have passed since the last ranking occupied in the two squares by athletes of the same nationality.
In that circumstance the protagonists were American, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. The two also gave fans and professionals two unmissable challenges against each other in this vintage. In Indian Wells, in the semifinal of the Master 1000, it was Rafa who prevailed in three sets.
The remake took place right on the red clay of Madrid, with the current first in the ranking who took his revenge and then gave continuity to the success to win the title. Alcaraz and Nadal were able to give many joys to the fans and rewrite many pages of tennis history this year.
Both qualified for the 2022 edition of the Nitto Atp Finals and it is hoped that they can participate to compete for the victory of the competition reserved for the best eight tennis players in the world.
Carlos dedicated a very special message to this important milestone, paying homage to Nadal.
"Two Spaniards at the top of the table! Proud to share this historic moment with Rafa, best player of all time! Let's go!" he commented through a post published on his social channels. Now the number one in the world will take part in the ATP 500 in Astana in Kazakhstan to prove he is in shape after his success at Flushing Meadows.
The goal is of course to confirm and try to reach the final act of the tournament, starting in the best way the part of the season on indoor concrete. Other prestigious events are on the horizon such as the Paris-Bercy Master 1000 and the Davis Cup finals.