Carlos Alcaraz takes it all! The young Spanish player wins the US Open 2022 and reaches the no.1 of the ATP ranking before anyone else in the history of tennis and as precocity in the Grand Slam tournaments he only gets behind Michael Chang, Boris Becker, Mats Wilanders, Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras and Rafa Nadal.
The Spanish champion wins the first Major title in his career at Flushing Meadows. After a second week topped off with three marathons, the Spanish phenomenon manages to avoid the fifth set with Casper Ruud. Which obviously remains empty-handed in the game from inside-or-everything but which closes with few recriminations.
Despite a good performance, and a decidedly unloaded opponent, he does not find, as expected, weapons that are sufficiently valid to break the balance. Although he basically seems to be in control of the matter in the third set and doesn't use two balls to go 2-1.
After an incredibly negative tie break, the Norwegian gives way to Alcaraz. And the decisive paw on 4-2 proves decisive for the 6-4 2-6 7-6 (1) 6-3 that he matures after just under three hours of play and that has an ace as icing on the cake.
Alcaraz rewrites the history of tennis, becomes the 28th number one of the Open Era (the fourth Spanish after Nadal, Ferrero and Moya) and completely breaks the logic of a sport that was used to something else.