With 52 wins and five titles, the 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz has been a player of the season so far. The young Spaniard claimed two ATP 500 crowns, two Masters 1000 titles and his first Major at the recently ended US Open. Carlos has built a healthy lead over Rafael Nadal and the rest of the field and will try to finish the season as the youngest year-end no.
1 player. Alcaraz is currently at home, recharging batteries after the US Open and the Davis Cup and spending time with his family and friends. After that, the youngster will embrace the fall schedule and try to remain on the ATP throne.
Carlos will play in Astana, Basel, the Paris Masters, the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup Finals, hoping for more titles and valuable points. The Spaniard kicked off the season from outside the top-30 and did not need much time to find himself among the world's leading figures.
Carlos claimed the ATP 500 title in Rio de Janeiro before losing to Rafael Nadal in the Indian Wells semi-final. The youngster conquered Miami two weeks later as the third-youngest Masters 1000 champion! Carlos added another ATP 500 crown to his tally in Barcelona, lifting the trophy and cracking the top-10 the following day.
With a boost on his side, a teenager toppled Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev en route to his second Masters 1000 shield at home in Madrid.
Carlos Alcaraz will enter five more tournaments in the rest of 2022.
Setting eyes on the ATP throne, Alcaraz lost the Roland Garros quarter-final and fell in the Hamburg and Umag title matches in back-to-back weeks.
Carlos bounced back at the US Open and defeated seven rivals to become the seventh-youngest Major champion in the Open era. The Spaniard saved a match point versus Jannik Sinner in the quarter-final and ousted Frances Tiafoe and Casper Ruud en route to a career-best moment.
"I want to get home and see my family again. My parents were at the Davis Cup, but I was thinking about other things. I look forward to sitting down with my family, eating with them and hanging out. I think about tennis almost all year round, and there are times when you get saturated and want to disconnect.
Being with my family and friends helps. After the break, I will play Astana, Basel, Paris, the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup Finals. I will try to finish the season as world no. 1," Carlos Alcaraz said.
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