Alcaraz Soars To Sixth In Rankings After Madrid Romp

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Spanish teen sensation Carlos Alcaraz rose three places to sixth in the men’s ATP rankings following his victory in the Madrid Open on Sunday.

The 19-year-old’s 6-3, 6-1 trouncing of Germany’s Alexander Zverev in Madrid was his fourth title of the year and rubber-stamped his chances of lifting his first Grand Slam in the upcoming French Open.

He had beaten his compatriot Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on the way to the final.

The only worry for Alcaraz is a sore ankle which will see him miss this week’s Rome tournament in order to be fit for the French Open which gets underway on May 22.

Djokovic retains his number one ranking — number two Daniil Medvedev is due to return to action at next week’s Geneva Open after recovering from a hernia operation — while Australian Open champion Nadal remains at four.




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