Carlos Alcaraz officially steals the title of World No. 1 after winning the Men’s Singles Championship at the US Open last night.
The US Open, tennis’ fourth and final Grand Slam of the year, takes place in Queens, New York. In winning this Grand Slam, Alcaraz becomes the second youngest player to win the US Open title at 19 years of age.
The Spanish 19-year-old beat Norwegian Casper Ruud — 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3 m; clenching his first Grand Slam singles title!
After presenting a promising career in junior leagues, Alacaraz switched to professional games in 2018. He then made his debut on the ATP Tour in February 2020 at the Rio Open. The 19-year-old won his first ATP title in July 2021 at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open in Umag, becoming the youngest tour-level champion since 2008.
This win therefore makes Alcaraz the youngest man to win a Grand Slam title since Rafael Nadal won the 2005 French Open as a 19-year-old. It is said that Alcaraz’s rise to the pinnacle of tennis has been predicted for years, officially inaugurating the next era for the sport!