Over the next two weeks, Carlos Alcaraz will decide his own fate in the competition for the top spot in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. The Spaniard will take over first place on March 20 if he wins the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
If World No. 2 Alcaraz fails to win the inaugural ATP Masters 1000 tournament of the season, Novak Djokovic will continue to hold the top spot on March 20.
Alcaraz became the youngest World No. 1 in the history of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings in September of last year. The 19-year-old concluded the year as the world's top player after holding the top spot for 20 weeks.