Carlos Alcaraz is showing the incredible talent he has in every match on the court he is playing. The Spanish tennis player broke several records over the course of the week at the Master 1000 in Madrid, which became his home tournament due to the great support he received from the crowd and the incredible results he is achieving.
Many important milestones, and with this continuity and superiority many others will soon reach them, for the 19-year-old champion, who is the fittest player on the circuit and does not currently seem to have any weaknesses in his game.
The first exceptional recognition conquered becomes legend: the Iberian became the first athlete in history to consecutively beat the two great Slam champions Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the same tournament and on clay.
No one has ever been able to do it practically during these 20 years. 12 tennis players did it on different surfaces: David Nalbandian in Madrid 2007 (on hard courts); David Ferrer at the 2007 Nitto Atp Finals; Andy Roddick in Dubai 2008; Nikolai Davidenko in Shanghai in 2009; Robin Soderling at the 2009 Finals; Ivan Ljubicic at Indian Wells 2010; Roger Federer at the 2010 Finals; Stan Wawrinka at the 2014 Australian Open; Juan Martin del Potro at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev at the 2020 Finals.
And that's not all, as Alcaraz, with his 19 years and 2 days, is the youngest finalist of the Mutua Madrid Open, beating Nadal (19 years and 5 months), Stefanos Tsitsipas (20 years and 9 months) and Alexander Zverev (21 years and one month).
The Spaniard is now following in the footsteps of 35-year-old Rafa, his reference also given the same nationality: among the results he can boast of having conquered, the boy from Murcia is the youngest athlete to win against the number one in the world since Nadal defeated Roger Federer at Roland Garros in 2005, the year in which the great series began with the Parisian event.
We recall that Rafael Nadal will come back on the court in Rome, while Carlos Alcaraz will come back for the Roland Garros, in Paris.