Carlos Alcaraz is still No. 1…
The 20-year-old Spanish tennis player retained the No. 1 slot in the ATP rankings Monday by virtue of his victory over No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.
At last September’s US Open, Alcaraz became the first teenager to lead the ATP by beating Casper Ruud in the final. At January’s Australian Open, it was Djokovic — who has spent more weeks atop the rankings than anyone in tennis history — who assured himself of being at No. 1 by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Alcaraz and Djokovic, 36, from Serbia, have been trading the highest spot this season. Alcaraz now enters his 29th week there.
“He’s proven that he’s the best player in the world, no doubt,” said Djokovic, who had won four consecutive titles at Wimbledon and was seeking a 24th Grand Slam trophy overall.