Monday, 2 October, 2023

Alcaraz closes in on number one ranking

Carlos Alcaraz moved to the brink of his first grass court title and reclaiming the world number one ranking from Novak Djokovic after sweeping aside Sebastian Korda to reach the final at Queen's Club on Saturday, admitting he felt like a 10-year veteran on the surface, reports AFP. The 20-

year-old Spaniard came through 6-3, 6-4 and will face Australia's Alex de Minaur, who beat second seed Holger Rune 6-3, 7-6 (7/2), in Sunday's final. "I'm playing great, I'm feeling great," said

Alcaraz, adding that this was the best performance of his short career on the grass to date. A fifth title of the year would take Alcaraz back above Djokovic, who won their semifinal battle at the French Open earlier this month, at the top of the world rankings. It will also give him top seeding at Wimbledon which gets underway on July 3. "Right now I feel like I'm playing for 10 years on grass, it's something crazy for me," added Alcaraz who will be aiming for an 11th career title.