Carlos Alcaraz's 2022 was extraordinary. The young Spanish talent won both 500 and Masters 1000 titles, but made his final consecration in New York where he won his first Grand Slam title, beating Casper Ruud in the final.
Thanks to this success, Alcaraz became the youngest number 1 ever and the 28th world number 1 in the history of the ATP men's tennis federation. Alcaraz's growth is evident for all to see and, months after months, the young Iberian athlete reaches new records.
This week Alcaraz became the twenty-first player to reach at least nine weeks of summit in the ATP Tour, following the data exclusively from 1973. With this record Carlos Alcaraz has joined the Russian tennis player Marat Safin and is three weeks away from the German tennis legend.
Boris Becker, stopped at 12. Carlos Alcaraz shatters records: what incredible data! The future of the season and his leadership no longer depends on him, but on the results of Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas. In fact, Alcaraz has suffered an injury and for this reason he will remain stationary for a month and a half, skipping the entire final part of the season, including the Atp Finals and the Davis Cup.
Here is the post of the Spanish champion: "After my retirement in France and after being evaluated by my medical team, Drs Juanjo López and Juanjo Moreno, I unfortunately learned the extent of my injury: an internal oblique tear of the left abdominal wall."
Then he went on, noting: "The estimated recovery time is six weeks. Unfortunately I will not participate in the ATP Finals and Davis Cup. It is hard and painful for me to miss these two events, which are so important. All I can do is be positive and focus on my healing.
Thank you all for the support." The Spanish champion will therefore have to miss the last two important events of the season, with his last match that was enough to defeat the Danish Holger Rune with Alcaraz who retired in the tiebreak of the second set. No Finals and no Davis Cup with Spain losing their jewel. All postponed to 2023 for Carlos.