Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

Novak Djokovic will return to the highest of the world rankings on Monday after present world No 1 Carlos Alcaraz misplaced to Jannik Sinner within the semi-finals of the Miami Open.

Alcaraz was overwhelmed 6-7 6-4 6-2 by Sinner, the person he had defeated within the semi-finals at Indian Wells final month en path to profitable that occasion in California and topping the rankings.

Sinner will now face Daniil Medvedev, with the latter changing into the primary participant since Ivan Lendl in 1981 to succeed in a fifth consecutive ATP remaining after overcoming fellow Russian Karen Khachanov 7-6 3-6 6-3.

Alcaraz advised reporters: “I really feel one thing completely different in regards to the crowd once I play in opposition to Jannik. I feel around the globe might be all of the folks watching this match as a result of I feel it is actually stunning to observe.”

The Spaniard wanted to efficiently defend his Miami Open title to remain forward of Djokovic, who has missed the American swing attributable to his vaccination standing.

Alcaraz added: “I do not take into consideration that I misplaced the primary, I misplaced the Sunshine Double.

“After all, it is a disgrace, however I feel I will have extra years to attempt to get it (win Indian Wells and Miami again to again). However all I can take into consideration is to enhance my stage to beat Jannik.”

Djokovic has not performed tennis in the US since 2021 however will be capable to function on the US Open in August and September – reside on Sky Sports activities – after the Senate voted to finish Covid-19 measures.

The 35-year-old had utilized for particular permission to play at Indian Wells and Miami this 12 months however that was rejected by officers.

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