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Carlos Alcaraz captured his second ATP Masters 1000 crown in Madrid last week.

Alcaraz's Reaction As El Palmar Welcomes Home Its Champion

Spaniard has returned to El Palmar, Murcia to be among his own

Carlos Alcaraz is only 19 years old, but he has become one of the most recognisable faces in the Region of Murcia. Even more so in his birth town, El Palmar. After winning his second ATP Masters 1000 title at the Mutua Madrid Open last Sunday, he returned home to a rapturous welcome.

The affection for the new No. 6 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings in his hometown is mutually reciprocated. In the Manolo Santana Stadium, a few seconds after defeating Alexander Zverev in the Madrid final, he wrote a special dedication to it on a TV camera: "Viva El Palmar! Viva Murcia!".

In this video shared on social media by 7 TV [public television in the Region of Murcia], the five-time tour-level titlist's reaction when he greets his people can be seen. Without hesitation, he went out onto the balcony of his family home to show them the trophy and thank his lifetime neighbours for their support.

“Thank you! Thank you so much!", he mouthed, before flashing his customary grin beside his smiling parents. Such is the excitement surrounding a young man who is a prophet in his own land and beyond.

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