Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz has achieved several extraordinary results in this 2022. Few would have imagined at the beginning of the season that the Murcian talent was now number one in the world and, specifically, Carlos has become the youngest number one in history, an exceptional fact that certifies the extraordinary nature of his work.
The Iberian champion got his first Grand Slam title in New York, a US Open won after several battles. Alcaraz came one step away from elimination against Jannik Sinner in the quarterfinals, canceling out a match point and thus finding the strength to carry on through the tournament.
Alcaraz showed great willpower and beat local idol Frances Tiafoe in the semifinals and Norwegian Casper Ruud, currently number two in the world rankings, in the final. In the last few hours another recognition has arrived that celebrates the very young career of Spanish talent.
As announced by the tennis player himself through his social networks, Carlos Alcaraz was included among the 100 emerging personalities globally, the 100 people who have a growing influence throughout the world. In this list not only athletes are present, but also and above all people from the political, social or even the world of cinema.
There are few athletes on this list, there is the star of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, Ja Morant, and the American sprinter Erriyon Knighton, an 18-year-old sub-20 record holder in the 200 meters with a lot of room for improvement.
In this list, therefore, there is also Alcaraz, nineteen years old in increasingly evident growth and number one in the world of the ATP ranking. After the victory at the US Open, Carlos decided to take a few weeks off, a well deserved rest after an intense season.
Alcaraz is considered by many to be the main heir to the big three and there is curiosity to see how the tennis player will grow in the near future. Alcaraz will be the new star of the tennis world: thanks to his amazing victories in 2022 and to the first place in the men's ranking, the young Spanish talent will be able to maintain the heritage of the Big Three, and confirm himself in the next season.
Alcaraz shone this year
Carlos Alcaraz and Paula Badosa get along wonderfully. During an interview with El Larguero, the 3rd player in the WTA rankings was full of praise for her compatriot, winner of the US Open on September 11.
She insisted on an aspect of the personality of the youngest world number 1 in history. “The level he showed in New York was incredible; the way he moved, how he let go of his punches. I think he can be number one in the world for many years, almost without realizing it. What surprises me most about him is his humility,” said the Spaniard.