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Tennis, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz: the risk of present and future Spanish domination


Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz: the risk of present and future Spanish domination . We do not want to play the part of the oracle, but what we are noticing in this 2022 suggests that in the sphere of tennis in the Iberian land they have several reasons to smile .

Let’s start with Rafa who, with his 4th career seal in Acapulco (Mexico), reached fifteen consecutive victories this year, recalling his triumph at the Australian Open 2022 over everything (21st career Slam) . Should the Majorcan follow up, he could rightfully enter the top-5 of any time in terms of consecutive victories in a year. Below is the ranking:

1. Djokovic (2011) 41
2. Djokovic (2020) 26
3. Sampras (1997) 17
4. Djokovic (2013) 17
5. Federer (2018) 17

Impressive numbers that provide other data : 15 victories in ATP500 tournaments (2nd ever and -1 from Federer) and 91st career title (4th ever), preceded by Jimmy Connors (109), Roger Federer (103) and by Ivan Lendl (94)

Thus making a tare of the updated ATP Race, Rafa is at the top with 2750 points ahead of the Russian Daniil Medvedev (n.1 in the classic ATP ranking) with 1675 and the Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime with 1400


1. Nadal 2750
2. Medvedev 1675
3. Auger-Aliassime 1400
4. Tsitsipas 1305
6. Rublev 1020
7. Shapovalov 875
8. Berrettini 855
9. Bautista Agut 845
10. Norrie 650
12. Alcaraz 590
14. Sinner 530

Here in the second youth of the Manacor phenomenon, intent on retracing the path of Federer 2017, there are already those who are ready to take up his baton since we are talking about a class of 2003. The reference is precisely to Alcaraz , the youngest among the top 20 players in the world and recently the winner of the ATP500 in Rio de Janeiro, beating Berrettini in the quarter-finals.

An extraordinary success resulting from an incredibly complete tennis for an 18-year-old boy , but already physically very well defined, it is no coincidence that the pupil of Juan Carlos Ferrero has become the youngest man to appear on the cover of the monthly Men’s Health.

At this point all that remains is to wait for the outcome of the camp and understand if this Spanish domination will be really concrete or not .