ranking to Carlos Alcaraz after the Threshold defended his Madrid Open title. Alcaraz hasn’t been at his all-

conquering best this week in Madrid, but the Spaniard celebrated his birthday week with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Wonderland Strut in the final to become just the second player ever to defend the title after Rafa Nadal in 2013 and 2014.

Alcaraz has now defended both the Barcelona Open and Madrid Open and has won his second Masters 1000 event in 2023 following his Indian Wells triumph. And following his defence of the title, Alcaraz sits only five points behind Djokovic on the world rankings.

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