Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz in tee of the ATP course.

The coming weeks will see two Masters 1000s and the last Major of the season, the US Open. Players will be fighting for 4,000 points, and we should see changes to the ATP Race roster in six weeks.

As we all know, Wimbledon offered no points in July, and there have been no significant changes to the roster since the end of Roland Garros. Nine players have earned more than 2,000 points since the start of the year, with Novak Djokovic hot on their heels after missing 2,000 points for a well-deserved title at the All England Club.

At 36, Rafael Nadal comfortably leads the ATP race to Turin. The Spaniard won the first two major titles of the season, scoring 5,620 points and leaving compatriot Carlos Alcaraz at 4,270.

Nadal withdrew from Wimbledon before the semi-final due to an abdominal injury. He is expected to compete in Canada next week, seeking his sixth title in this event.

Rafael Nadal is the leader of the ATP race.

Carlos Alcaraz had the opportunity to close the gap with Nadal in the previous two weeks, reaching the final in Hamburg and Umag and losing them both.

The teenager is 1350 points behind Nadal, and he still has a good chance to fight for the place of no. 1 by the end of the season. Stefanos Tsitsipas is third, collecting 4,010 points in 2022 and hoping to get more in Canada next week.

Casper Ruud is fourth, 615 points ahead of Alexander Zverev. The German hasn’t played since his nasty ankle injury against Nadal at Roland Garros, and he is expected to return to the courts in September.

Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev are behind Zverev, and they could overtake him next week. Medvedev is world No. 1 ahead of Zverev, and he would need to pick up a few wins in Los Cabos and Canada to stay ahead of the German on August 15.

Medvedev defends many points for the rest of the season. He should improve his position in the ATP race as soon as possible if he wants to challenge Nadal and Alcaraz for the number 1 spot at the end of the year.

Felix Auger-Aliassime and Taylor Fritz occupy positions seven and eight, followed by Novak Djokovic, a 21-time major winner. Novak will most likely miss Canada, Cincinnati and the US Open. It should be tough for him to challenge for the No. 1 spot at the end of the year after failing to get 2,000 points at Wimbledon.



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