Carlos Alcaraz shatters every record and rewrites history

The Spanish champion is achieving truly impressive precocity records

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Carlos Alcaraz shatters every record and rewrites history
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Tennis is a bit like mathematics: numbers and statistics are not debatable, but they provide certain and real data, as we know well and as Carlos Alcaraz, new Roland Garros champion, knows well.

Carlitos is the second youngest player in the Open Era to have won all of his first three Slam finals in men's singles. Before him there is only Bjorn Borg, who achieved this milestone at the age of 20 years and 27 days.

Alcaraz overcame the forearm problems, which had prevented him from participating in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. An important success for the 21-year-old from Murcia, who wins his third Major, after winning the US Open and Wimbledon.
The Spaniard won his first title at Roland Garros yesterday, beating a stoic Alexander Zverev in the final, who kept him busy for over 4 hours. Despite having been favored by the predictions in the previous weeks, it was a very demanding tournament for the ATP No.2 two, which put him to the test from a physical point of view.

Carlos Alcaraz, Roland Garros 2024
Carlos Alcaraz, Roland Garros 2024© Clive Brunskill / Staff - Getty Images Sport

"The last month has been complicated due to the injury. We have had so many doubts over the next few weeks and I am grateful to have all of you here with me. I know that you give your best and your heart to make me grow, mature and improve both as a person and as a player. I call you a team, but you are a family. Thanks to my father, my mother and all my family. It's wonderful to have you in my box. Since I was a child, I used to rush home after school to watch the tournament and now I'm lifting the trophy before your eyes. Thanks again," said Carlitos, after the Paris triumph.

Carlos Alcaraz