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Carlos Alcaraz completes 100 consecutive weeks in top five of ATP rankings

Published at :June 18, 2024 at 6:50 AM
Modified at :June 18, 2024 at 6:50 AM
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Mohammed Fazeel

Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz will look to defend his title at 2024 Cinch Championships.

Carlos Alcaraz has gone past the personal milestone of spending 100 consecutive weeks inside of the top five on the ATP Rankings on the eve of the upcoming Wimbledon tournament. The grass-court major is set to begin on July 1st, lasting a fortnight. 

Alcaraz has been on the elite list since July 2022, following his appearance in the Hamburg Open final. At the ATP 500 event in Germany, he finished runner-up to Italian Lorenzo Musetti after an extended 2-hour and 47-minute final. It was the year in which Alcaraz went on to win his maiden Grand Slam – the US Open, the first of his three major titles.

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The Spaniard’s time in the top five includes 36 weeks as World No. #1. Currently, he occupies the No. #2 position behind Italian Jannik Sinner. 

Alcaraz will be seen in action next in the Cinch Championships, which is among the warm-up events for Wimbledon. The final warm-up event before The Championships is the ATP 250 Rothesay International. Alcaraz is the defending champion at the Cinch Championships, also known as the Queen’s Club Championships. 

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The 21-year-old also heads to SW19 looking to defend his 2023 crown, which he won in an epic five-setter against former World No. #1 Novak Djokovic. Following Wimbledon, Alcaraz will be keeping busy with the Paris Olympics. He will be teaming up with compatriot Rafael Nadal in the doubles event of the quadrennial showpiece.

The two Spaniards will join forces in Nadal’s last year on tour. Nadal, 38, won gold in the singles competition at Beijing 2008 and gold in the double competition in the company of Marc Lopez at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The upcoming Paris Olympics will be the veteran Spaniard’s third, while Alcaraz will be making his debut at the games. The duo will return to the clay courts of Roland Garros, where Alcaraz picked up the French Open trophy last week.    

The French capital of Paris prepares to host the 33rd Summer Olympic Games beginning 26th July, with the tennis tournament starting a day later. 

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