Patrick Mouratoglou names Carlos Alcaraz as the ‘Most Impressive’ over Novak Djokovic as he compares their battle for World No. 1 spot

Tennis Coach Patrick Mouratoglou Compares Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic's Quest for World No. 1 and Discusses Alcaraz's Impressive Performance.


Patrick Mouratoglou names Carlos Alcaraz as the ‘Most Impressive’ over Novak Djokovic as he compares their battle for World No. 1 spot

Patrick Mouratoglou Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic (Credits: Twitter)

Patrick Mouratoglou, a well-known tennis coach, has shared his opinion regarding the ongoing debate between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic. According to him, Alcaraz’s playing style may be more remarkable, but Djokovic is likely to become the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT). Over the past few months, both players have been competing for the World No.1 ranking, with the position being exchanged between them.

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Following Carlos Alcaraz’s defeat in the semi-finals of the 2023 Miami Masters, Novak Djokovic regained his position as the top-ranked player. Alcaraz, who caused a stir in the ATP Tour by winning both the US Open and year-end No.1 trophy at the end of the 2022 season, became the youngest-ever player to do so.

Patrick Mouratoglou expressed his opinion regarding the ongoing debate, stating that Novak Djokovic is the best player in the world. Despite missing some tournaments due to his unvaccinated status, Djokovic is still holding the No.1 ranking. The French coach praised Djokovic, mentioning that he has been winning Grand Slams for 15 years, and believes that he will probably become the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) of tennis. Mouratoglou also pointed out that Djokovic entered the sport during the period when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal dominated the game, and he was able to surpass them both.

“The best player in the world is the world no. 1, and it’s Novak Djokovic,” he said. “He is not able to play a lot of tournaments for non-vaccinated reasons, and he’s still technically no.1.” “I think Carlos is more impressive than Novak in terms of the tennis he plays. He has so much power, he’s so explosive physically. He also has a touch. However, he believes, that the youngster is not yet at a level where he can be placed above the 22-time Grand Slam winner.

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Novak Djokovic reclaims World No.1 rank from Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic
Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic (Credits: Twitter)

Novak Djokovic has regained the world number one ATP ranking just two weeks after losing it to Carlos Alcaraz, thanks to Alcaraz’s defeat in the Miami Open semi-final. Alcaraz, who had overtaken Djokovic to reclaim the top spot after winning the Indian Wells tournament, lost his position to Djokovic after failing to defend his Miami Open title. Djokovic now holds the world number one ATP rank for the sixth time in his career.

To keep his world No.1 position, Carlos Alcaraz needed to win the Miami Open and defend his 1000 points for the ‘Sunshine Double’. However, his semi-final loss to Jannik Sinner meant that Novak Djokovic was able to regain the top spot. Alcaraz had previously become world No.1 after winning the 2022 US Open but missed the 2023 Australian Open due to injury, allowing Djokovic to reclaim the position in January by winning his 10th title in Melbourne.

Novak Djokovic will start his 381st week as the world number one in the ATP rankings after regaining the top spot. The Serbian is set to make his comeback at the Monte-Carlo Masters, which is scheduled to commence on April 9. Djokovic has now surpassed Roger Federer’s 310 weeks as the second player with the most weeks as No.1. The race for the top spot will continue in Monte Carlo, as the current world number two, Carlos Alcaraz, will also participate in the tournament. Djokovic presently holds a lead of 380 points over Alcaraz, with a total of 7160 points.

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