Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia) lost to Carlos Alkaras (20, Spain) in the 2023 Wimbledon men’s singles final on July 16. He will be competing in the ATP Masters 1000 Series in Cincinnati, USA.

The tournament is the ‘Western & Southern Open’ (total prize money of $6.6 million), which starts on the 13th (local time) at the Lindner Family Tennis Center (hard court). It is held concurrently with the WTA 1000 series.

World No. 1 Alkaras will receive the No. 1 seed and No. 2 Djokovic will receive the No. 2 seed.

Prior to this tournament, in the men’s singles quarterfinals of the National Bank Open, an ATP Masters 1000 series held in Toronto, Canada, Alkaras defeated world number 14 Tommy Paul (26, USA) 1-2 (3-6, 6-4, 3-6). ) and was eliminated.스포츠토토

Alkaras lost to Tommy Paul in the men’s singles quarterfinals at the National Bank Open on the 11th. AFP Yonhap News

It was a shocking defeat for Alkaras, who was on a sortie three weeks after winning Wimbledon. After that, he moved to Cincinnati, USA, where he is reorganizing his battle lines. However, there is a possibility that Alkaras will meet Tommy Paul again in the 3rd round (R16), which is a very burdensome situation.

If he drops out early in this tournament, Alkaras could give Djokovic the world No. 1 spot. Even Djokovic has a chance to regain the world top spot he held for 389 weeks.

“I realize I didn’t do well against Tommy Paul,” Alkaras said. All I can do is practice to get better. There are only a few weeks left until the US Open. Now I have to focus on Cincinnati.”

On the 28th, a week after this tournament, the 2023 US Open, the last grand slam of the season, is scheduled. Alkaras is the defending champion, and Djokovic is seeking revenge for a loss at Wimbledon.

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