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Young Guns: The Rise of Alcaraz, Rune, and Sinner in the 2023 Tennis Season

The 2023 tennis season came to an end with the Next Gen ATP Finals and Hamad Medjedovic’s victory against Arthur Fils.

A Next Gen ATP Finals in which Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune could also have played due to age, but both the Spaniard and the Dane already play in ‘the senior league’ after playing the Nitto ATP Finals, the Masters Tournament, in Turin

With their performances in 2023, Alcaraz and Rune have managed to equal a milestone that has not been seen in the ranking since 2000 with two tennis players aged 20 or younger in the Top-10 of the ranking, with Alcaraz in second position and Rune as eighth in the ranking. world. 23 years ago Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt also achieved this feat after finishing the 2000 season as second and seventh in the ranking at 20 and 19 years old respectively.

In this way, Alcaraz and Rune, along with Jannik Sinner, emerge as the main tennis players to succeed Novak Djokovic on the throne of the ranking, who this year has further expanded his legend at the head of the classification, since the Serbian has 402 weeks as number one and will maintain this leadership at least until January 28, depending on what happens at the next Australian Open. A ranking from which it can be deduced that the changing of the guard in tennis is approaching… despite Djokovic’s resistance and the return of Nadal.

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2023-12-06 07:11:11
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