Carlos Alcaraz wins Maiden Grand Slam title

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Alcaraz claimed the second record for most time spent on the court at a single Grand Slam event, Passing the 23 hours and 21 minutes

Carlos Alcaraz Spanish teenager claimed his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open on Sunday and became the youngest man to ascend to the world’s number one ranking. He is the first teenager to come to the top ranking. He is the youngest man to win a significant title since Rafael Nadal. Rafael was the same age at the 2005 French Open and the youngest at the U.S. Open since 19-year-old Pete Sampras in 1990.

Alcaraz claimed the second record for most time spent on the court at a single Grand Slam event, Passing the 23 hours and 21 minutes it took Kevin Anderson to finish runner-up at Wimbledon in 2018. Carlos served it out to love and had a one-set lead courtesy of his 13 winners to 6 for the Norwegian.

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The Spanish teenager went into the final with a 2-0 winning record over Ruud, squandered a break point at 2-2 in the second set. Carlos made the most of his reprieve, racing through to his first tiebreak success of the tournament as Ruud’s game fell suddenly apart. Where Ruud held to love, but Carlos claimed his slice of history on a second match point before collapsing to the court in celebration. 

After Ruud levelled the proceedings by winning the second set of the 2022 US Open final on Sunday, he registered his first and only set win against the Spaniard till now.

While both players broke each other thrice over the course of four sets, it was the Spaniard’s brilliance in the tiebreaker of the third set, where he won seven points on the trot after conceding the first one. Alcaraz saved seven break points in the match, including two set points on the Spaniard’s serve in the third set.

At 19 years and 129 days, Carlos has become the second-youngest US Open champion. Pete Sampras won the major in New York in 1990 being only 19 years and 15 days old, becoming the youngest ever to win the US Open, a record he still holds. Overall, Carlos is the 11th teenager to win a major and the youngest grand slam champion since Rafael Nadal at the 2005 French Open.

In May, Calor’s advanced to the Madrid Open final by defeating not only his idol, Rafel Nadal, but also Novak, who was ranked first at the time. Carlos was on the court for a record-breaking 23 hours and 39 minutes. He beat Andy’s record of 21 hours, 51 minutes, on the court at the 2021 US Open and Kevin’s grand slam record of 23 hours, 20 minutes, on the court at the 2018 Wimbledon over the course of the tournament.

 

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 Carlos Alcaraz Garfia 

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia was a Spanish professional tennis player. Garfia was born on May 5, 2003, in El Palmar, Murcia, Spain, to parents Carlos and Virginia. He has three siblings. He started playing tennis at the Real Sociedad Club de Campo de Murcia, where his father was the tennis academy director. In 2018, he began playing at Juan Carlos Ferrero’s Equelite JC Ferrero Sports Academy. He is currently ranked as the world’s No. 1 singles player by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Alcaraz has won six ATP Tour singles titles, including the 2022 US Open and two Masters 1000 titles. By winning the US Open in September 2022, Alcaraz became the youngest ever men’s world No. 1, at 19 years, 4 months, and 6 days old; He is also the first teenager to top the men’s rankings. 

Alcaraz became the youngest match winner in the Madrid Open’s history, defeating Adrian Mannarino as a wildcard and breaking then-18-year-old Rafael Nadal’s record from 2004. In the second round, he lost to five-time champion Nadal on Alcaraz’s 18th birthday.

By winning the biggest title of his career until then at the 2021 Open de Oeiras III Challenger tournament, he entered the top 100 as the youngest player at the age of 18 on May 24, 2021. 

At the French Open, Alcaraz reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career by defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili.

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