The world of tennis is abuzz with excitement as the top spot in the rankings could change hands really soon. Novak Djokovic’s withdrawal from the Mutua Madrid Open has opened up a chance for Carlos Alcaraz to reclaim the world lead at the Italian Masters 1000.
Alcaraz will need to defend his crown and win a match at the Foro Italico to narrow the gap to just five points behind Djokovic. If the player from Murcia succeeds in winning for the second consecutive time on the Caja Magica clay, he will be on the verge of overtaking the Serb as the new world number one.
Djokovic, who cannot win in the Italian capital as the reigning champion of the event, will be watching the proceedings with bated breath.
The tussle for the top spot in tennis has never been closer as the gap between the top three players continues to shrink. Juan Carlos Ferrero’s protege, Carlos Alcaraz, has made a strong comeback this season and is now in third place, just 155 points behind Novak Djokovic.
The Serb’s lead has been reduced to 365 points after his recent defeat. The battle for supremacy is sure to intensify as the Italian Masters 1000 approaches, and fans around the world will be eagerly awaiting the outcome of this exciting tournament.