Carlos Alcaraz won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open and became the first teenager on the ATP throne. The youngest number 1 in the world is in his second week at the top, surpassing Patrick Rafter and joining Carlos Moyá with two weeks at number 1 in the world.
Carlos is in a position to retain the ATP throne until the end of the season, building a considerable lead over his rivals and defending just 270 points since 2021. Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Thomas Muster and Marcelo Ríos, who added six.
Carlos will play Astana, Basel, Paris, the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup Finals for the remainder of the season, hoping to retain the ATP throne and become the youngest No. 1 player in history by the end of the year. of ATP.
Carlos had an impressive career in 2021 and dropped out of the top 30 at age 18. The youngster lost a thrilling match against Matteo Berrettini at the Australian Open earlier in the season and gained traction in the events that followed.
Alcaraz won his first ATP 500 title in Rio de Janeiro in February and reached the Indian Wells semifinals. Rafael Nadal stopped him after an incredible battle, and Carlos was ready to go further in Miami. The Spaniard overtook Hubert Hurkacz and Casper Ruud to become the third-youngest Masters 1000 champion and take a giant step into the top 10.
Alcaraz beat Alex De Minaur in Barcelona and defeated Pablo Carreno Busta in the title race to claim his second ATP 500 crown and find himself in the top-10 elite, still 18 years old.
Medvedev praises Alcaraz
First seed at the Moselle Open, where he will face the winner of the match between Stan Wawrinka and João Sousa for his entry, Daniil Medvedev returned to the meteoric rise of Carlos Alcaraz, who became US Open winner and world number one in just 19 years old.
“He is the youngest world number one in history, and that says a lot because there have been many great champions in the history of tennis. What he’s been doing since the beginning of his career is crazy. It’s amazing.
The guy is 19 years old. He shows an incredible level of tennis. And he knows it. Congratulations Carlos. I really like that. He’s a good boy, we talk often. I didn’t have the opportunity to congratulate him personally, but I will in the near future,” the Russian said in comments reported by Sportklub.