It is one of the new names of weight. You have to closely follow Carlos Alcaraz, the 18-year-old Spaniard who on Sunday won his first ATP title, in Umag, and thus made a quality leap in the individual ranking, because he improved 18 positions and achieved his highest place, being No. 55 of the world.
Alcaraz, 18 years, two months and 20 days, beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet, 17 years older, in the final on Croatian clay and became the third youngest of the 21st century to win a tournament on the major circuit of the ATP.
With this success, the Spanish kid became the youngest champion in 13 years, since the Japanese Kei Nishikori did it in Delray Beach 2008 and, on clay, since his compatriot Rafael Nadal celebrated his first ATP title, in Sopot 2004.
Alcaraz thus achieved the most progress of a player in the rankings this week, advancing 18 places, to be very close to the Top 50.
Among Latin Americans, Argentine Diego Schwartzman remained the leader, ranked 13th. His escort, the Chilean Cristian Garin, remains the same and is No. 19 on the international list.
For his part, the Argentine Nicolás Kicker was a finalist in the Tampere Challenger, his best job after the suspension. He climbed 70 places and placed 314th in the ranking.
ATP WORLD RANKING:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) (=) 12,113 points
2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) (=) 10,370
3. Rafael Nadal (ESP) (=) 8,270
4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) (=) 8,030
5. Alexander Zverev (GER) (=) 7,340
6. Dominic Thiem (AUT) (=) 7,340
7. Andrey Rublev (RUS) (=) 6.005
8. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) (=) 5,488
9. Roger Federer (SUI) (=) 4.215
10. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) (+2) 3,625
THE LATIN AMERICANS IN THE TOP 100:
13. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) (=) 3,060
19. Cristian Garin (CHI) (=) 2,520
46. Federico Delbonis (ARG) (=) 1,435
64. Federicio Coria (ARG) (-2) 1,063
76. Guido Pella (ARG) (=) 934
81. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) (-1) 916
94. Pablo Cuevas (URU) (=) 832
95. Thiago Monteiro (BRA) (=) 829