Mats Wilander praised Carlos Alcaraz's maturity and attitude as he is certain that the 19-year-old is definitely here to stay. On Sunday, Alcaraz lifted his first Grand Slam title after beating Casper Ruud 6-4 2-6 7-6 (1) 6-3.
Alcaraz didn't just become a Grand Slam champion by winning the US Open as he is also now the top-ranked player in the world. At the age of 19, Alcaraz is already a Grand Slam champion, a two-time Masters champion, and the top-ranked player in the world.
Wilander: Alcaraz's rise will always be remembered
"We will always remember this rise from Carlos Alcaraz," Wilander told Eurosport. "I will also always remember Casper Ruud for putting up a great fight, and for making two Grand Slam finals in 2022, now No.
2 in the world. Carlos Alcaraz, he was going to get to No. 1 at some point, but to see him do it here by winning is absolutely historic. Carlitos is so mature off the court and on the court - the two go hand-in-hand. He is unreal in his attitude - unreal.
It is incredible. The most consistent player becomes the No. 1 in the world and Ruud becomes world No. 2. He is not going anywhere for the next 10 years." After winning his second Masters title in Madrid, Alcaraz said he was ready to become a Grand Slam champion.
Four months later, Alcaraz has accomplished his goal and he is now a Grand Slam champion. After the US Open final, Alcaraz embraced his team and shared a moment with them. "The relief for Alcaraz and sharing this with his team, it is beautiful, and I feel lucky to witness it from up close.
This is an incredible feeling. It just shows how he has been so dedicated to this sport from early on, and to play this tennis at the end of a Grand Slam is absolutely amazing.," Kim Clijsters said. Alcaraz's next big goal will likely be to try to win the ATP Finals later this season.