Carlos Alcaraz claimed the first Major title at the US Open and became the first teenager on the ATP throne. The youngest world no. 1 is spending his second week at the top, passing Patrick Rafter and joining Carlos Moya on two weeks as world no.
1. Carlos is in the driving position to keep the ATP throne until the end of the season, building a nice lead over his rivals and defending only 270 points from 2021! Alcaraz will almost certainly add four more weeks as world no.
1 and match Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Thomas Muster and Marcelo Rios, who have collected six. Carlos will play Astana, Basel, Paris, the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup Finals in the rest of the season, hoping to maintain the ATP throne and become the youngest year-end no.
1 in ATP history. Carlos had an impressive run in 2021 and reached the verge of the top-30 at 18. The youngster lost a thriller to Matteo Berrettini at the Australian Open at the start of the season and gained a boost ahead of the following events.
Carlos Alcaraz enjoys his second week as world no. 1, with more to come.
Alcaraz conquered the first ATP 500 title in Rio de Janeiro in February and reached the Indian Wells semi-final. Rafael Nadal halted him after an incredible battle, and Carlos was ready to go further in Miami.
The Spaniard ousted Hubert Hurkacz and Casper Ruud to become the third-youngest Masters 1000 champion and make a giant step toward the top-10. Alcaraz prevailed over Alex de Minaur in Barcelona and toppled Pablo Carreno Busta in the title clash to add the second ATP 500 crown to his tally and find himself in the elite top-10 company, still at 18.
Carlos played even better in Madrid, beating Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev en route to his second Masters 1000 title within a month and a half! Carlos became the ATP Race leader contender with those points and added more with the quarter-final run at Roland Garros, losing to Alexander Zverev in four tight sets.
Alcaraz lost two ATP finals in Hamburg and Umag on clay within two weeks and traveled to New York as one of the favorites. Carlos was world no. 4 ahead of the US Open and had a chance to become the youngest world no. 1 in ATP history.
Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev fell in the fourth round and left the door open for Alcaraz and Casper Ruud. Alcaraz and Ruud reached the US Open final and battled for the first Major title and the ATP throne. Carlos scored a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 triumph in three hours and 20 minutes for a career-best result and a place in history.
At 19 years and four months, Alcaraz became the first teenager on the ATP throne. Also, he is in the driving seat to take the year-end no. 1 honor, with a healthy advantage over the rest of the field. Carlos will play his next tournament in Astana, seeking his third ATP 500 title of the season.