Real Madrid CF congratulated Carlos Alcaraz on winning his first Masters title in Miami. On Sunday, 18-year-old Madrid native Alcaraz handed a 7-5 6-4 loss to world No. 7 Casper Ruud in the Miami Masters final. Not only that Alcaraz won his first Masters title, he also made tennis history.
Alcaraz is now the youngest champion in Miami tournament history. "Well done, @alcarazcarlos03. It makes us proud that a great madridista like you has won the Masters 1000 Miami in such brilliant fashion, becoming the the first Spaniard and the youngest tennis player in history to do so.
Congratulations!" Real Madrid's tweet read.
Rafael Nadal also congratulated Alcaraz
"Many congratulations Carlitos @alcarazcarlos03 for your historic triumph in Miami," Nadal wrote on Twitter. "The first of many to come, for sure!" Nadal tweeted.
In Indian Wells, Alcaraz made his maiden Masters semifinal before losing to Nadal. Two weeks later, Alcaraz lifted his first Masters title. "I have no words to describe how I feel right now," Alcaraz said after winning his maiden Masters title.
"It's so special to win my first Masters 1000 here in Miami. I have an unbelievable team with me and family... I'm so happy with the win and my team." Alcaraz found himself down 4-1 in the first set but with the breaks in the seventh and 11th games overturned the deficit and stole the opener.
In the second set, Alcaraz lost his serve once but also broke Ruud twice to complete a straight-set win. It was the second meeting between the two and Alcaraz's second win over Ruud. t"I knew that Casper is playing unbelievable.
He has a big forehand. I tried to play to his backhand first and attack all the time," Alcaraz added. "I tried not to let him dominate the match. Forehand down the line, backhand down the line was a pretty good key for me."