Novak Djokovic to Take Break from Tennis After Davis Cup Victory: Carlos Alcaraz Looks to Close Ranking Gap

The recent champion of US Open participated and won in the eliminatory of Davis cup against Spain with the Serbian national team days after winning the Grand Slam played in NY.

It was one of the few appearances that the world number 1 will make between now and the end of the season, since His plans are to take a few weeks off. and compete just until November.

Novak Djokovic, recent winner of the US Open

This way, Nole will rest and will be absent from the Asian tourwhich will take tennis players to Beijing (ATP 500) and Shanghai (Masters 1000).

His great objective for the remainder of 2023, Davis Cup aside, is the ATP Finals in Turin, where he defends his title. and it will arrive with a single preparation tournament: the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000, which starts on October 30 in the French capital.

He will need time to rest and recharge his batteries after the Davis Cup, so he will not make the Asian tour. He will have to play something before the ATP Finals, and most likely it will be Paris-Bercy,” his coach, Goran Ivanisevic, told ‘Sportklub’.

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Thus, and barring a last-minute surprise, Djokovic will be away from the courts for more than a month.a time in which Carlos Alcaraz will play, also barring unforeseen events, up to three tournaments.

The Murcian is registered for the Beijing and Shanghai tournamentsand upon returning from Asia he will also play in Basel before meeting Djokovic again in Paris.

Carlos Alcaraz, eager for revenge


The difference in the ranking between Alcaraz and Djokovic

A good opportunity to cut the 3,260 point disadvantage they have after the US Open and stay a little closer to number 1 heading into the ATP Finals.

The Wimbledon champion opts for 3,000 points (1,000 in Shanghai, 1,000 in Paris, 500 in Beijing and 500 in Basel) and only defends 360 from last year (180 in Basel and another 180 in Paris).

On the contrary, Djokovic will not be able to defend the 750 points achieved last year with his titles in Tel Aviv (250) and Astana (500), and will also have to defend another 2,100 more points in the two tournaments that close the season (the 600 from the final in Paris and the 1,500 from the title in the Finals).

So that, Alcaraz He has the possibility of recovering the number in the coming weeks. For now, in Asia can take a good bite and end up being the number one at the end of the season with the dispute of the tournaments Paris and the Finals.

Novak Djokovic’s schedule

Until the end of the season

From 10/30 to 11/05: Masters 1000 Paris-Bercy
From 11/12 to 11/19: Nitto ATP Finals
From 11/21 to 11/26: Davis Cup Finals

Carlos Alcaraz Calendar

Until the end of the season

From 09/28 to 10/04: ATP 500 Beijing
From 10/04 to 11/15: Masters 1000 Shanghai
From 10/23 to 10/29: ATP 500 Basilea
From 10/30 to 11/05: Masters 1000 Paris-Bercy
From 11/12 to 11/19: Nitto ATP Finals
From 11/21 to 11/26: Davis Cup Finals

2023-09-26 10:59:00
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