Novak Djokovic’s “Resurrection” threatens Alcaraz and Nadal

Novak Djokovic He returned to his rights after a few months in which he was forced to miss the ring due to his consistent idea of ​​not being vaccinated and the idea of ​​summer tournaments Canada s United Stateincluding US Open, which, under their countries’ regulations, do not allow entry to foreigners without a full vaccination schedule. Once this journey is over, loom Return to the circle ATP Like on his best days and within two weeks, he’s already got two titles that make the ranking leaders tremble Carlos Alcaraz s Rafael Nadal Still at the top.

on Sunday, Djokovic He proved that he is in great physical shape and tennis and won the championship final Astana a Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-3, 6-4) in the first big test in the Balkans against one of the world’s leading tennis players, after withdrawing Daniel Medvedev In the semi-finals when the two tied in one set. Novak, before defeating the Greek in the title match and the Russian in the semi-finals, had lost Garen, Van de Zandschulp, and Khachanovall of them very clearly.

adding flight in Astana and lived in it Tel Aviv last week, Djokovic Adds a total of nine wins, two titles and one set lost, one left before Medvedev In the semi-finals of the Nur-Sultan ATP 500. Therefore, due to sensations and indisputable talent on the track, a comeback Djokovic to the top, despite the fact that his meteoric rise still had to pass tests in order to be able to assault the throne he currently occupies Carlos Alcarazwith Rafael Nadal It lurks in the middle of the unknown about when and how his return to competition will occur.

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titled Astana underarm Djokovic He also has an athlete gaining access to ATP Finals – via Wimbledon Champion – which takes place in Turin from November 14-21, and will arrive, almost certainly, with the band of choice. Thus Knoll adds to AlcarazAnd the Nadal, Rod and Tsitsipasis already pre-ranked, closing its 2022 calendar, with a ranking that continues to see it in seventh place but that, with Paris-Bercy Masters 1000 and ATP Finals Not yet played, you can see the transformation and rise of the 21-time Grand Slam champion.

Alcaraz and Nadal continue to lead

Despite the two consecutive titles Djokovic in Tel Aviv and Astana, Carlos Alcaraz s Rafael Nadal They still stand out at the top of the ATP rankings, so a new week begins this Monday with twice as many Spaniards topping the rankings. While Charlie Brown Getting ready to return to competition in Basel ATP 500from October 24 to 30, in Nadal Expected to next week in Paris Percy Masters 1000. They both have Djokovic lurking already, although they start with a defensive advantage between now and the end of 2022 with fewer Balkan points, or nothing, in Rafa’s case.

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