Novak Djokovic almost kicks Carlos Alcaraz out of race for year-end World No. 1 as he defeats Grigor Dimitrov to the Paris Masters title

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic puts a heavier claim on the top spot as he kicks Carlos Alcaraz out of the race for year-end No. 1. 


Novak Djokovic almost kicks Carlos Alcaraz out of race for year-end World No. 1 as he defeats Grigor Dimitrov to the Paris Masters title

Novak Djokovic(L) and Carlos Alcaraz(R) (Image via The Statesman and SportsMax)

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic almost kicks out his main contender for No. 1, Carlos Alcaraz. With his victory at the Paris Masters, he nearly beats him in the race for the year-end World No. 1 player. Alcaraz crashed out of the tournament in the second round. This has almost cost him his chances of ending the year in the top position.

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With the Serb winning the Paris Masters in a final against Grigor Dimitrov, he has really solidified his chances of finishing the year in the top position. He now only needs to win one round-robin match at the ATP Finals in Turin to ensure that he finishes the year as World No. 1. If he does this, he will be signing off from the top step for a record eighth time.

However, this is not the only record he will be breaking. Upon winning a single round-robin match, he would have been in the top rank for a total of 406 weeks in his career. He will become cross the 400-week mark as the No. 1 player.

This year seems to be the year that the Serb breaks all records and creates history. At the beginning of the season, Rafael Nadal held the record for the most number of men’s Grand Slam titles with 22 trophies. However, the Serb broke all these records by winning three out of four Grand Slams and winning a record 24 titles.

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Nevertheless, the Serb shows no sign of stopping. At 36 years old, most of his opponents are nearly ten years younger than him. Despite the age gap, Djokovic is giving the next generation of players a run for their money as he remains one of the toughest competitors on the Tour.

Carlos Alcaraz has voiced out many times that he would like to overthrow the Serb from his throne by the end of the year. However, this does not seem like that easy of a task at the moment.

Carlos Alcaraz admits that ending the year as No.1 is a bit far-fetched

Following his US Open semi-final exit at the hands of Daniil Medvedev, the young Spaniard has been having a rough couple of months. With him struggling due to injury, he has exited major tournaments in their early stages. These have not done him much good in his aim to end the year as No.1.

Carlos Alcaraz(Image via Talk Tennis)

Due to his constant failure at the events, Carlos Alcaraz has admitted that he can no longer snatch back the title from Novak Djokovic.

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I came to Paris with the clear idea to play the ATP Finals with an option to be back in the No.1 spot in the rankings. I think my chances are gone now. 
The 20-year-old said regretfully

However, he revealed that he hoped to give a better performance at the ATP year-end finals. He said that he certainly had a lot of days to prepare for the event. However, he wished not to talk more about the topic.

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