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Carlos Alcaraz won his first Grand Slam title earlier this month at the US Open.

Alcaraz Named To The 2022 TIME100 Next

Spaniard became youngest ATP World No. 1 ever earlier this month

Carlos Alcaraz earned a big honour on Wednesday when he was selected as part of the 2022 TIME100 Next, which recognises rising stars throughout various professions around the world.

Alcaraz was one of five athletes on the list, joining NBA player Ja Morant, soccer stars Sam Kerr and Trinity Rodman, and sprinter Erriyon Knighton.

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It has been a dream season for Alcaraz, who became the youngest World No. 1 in the history of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings following his maiden Grand Slam triumph at the US Open. The Spaniard has also lifted ATP Masters 1000 trophies in Miami and Madrid.

Alcaraz was the second player to qualify for this year’s Nitto ATP Finals, which will be played in Turin from 13-20 November.

Visit TIME’s website to read about the rest of the 2022 TIME 100 Next.

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