Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz
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    • Father, Carlos; mother, Virginia; siblings, Alvaro, Sergio and Jaime.
    • Began playing at age 4 thanks to his dad.
    • Favourite shot is forehand, surface is clay, tournament is Roland Garros and city on tour is New York.
    • Coached by countrymanJuan Carlos Ferrero, who won Roland Garros title and became World No. 1 soon after Alcaraz was born in 2003.
    • Tennis idol is countryman and former World No. 1 Rafael Nadal.
    • One of 5 athletes selected aspart of 2022 TIME100 Next, which recognisedrising stars throughout various professions around the world.
    • Received 2 ATP Tour awards in 2022: ATP No. 1 presented by Pepperstone and Most Improved Player of the Year.
    • Named ATP Newcomer of the Year in 2020 after jumping from No. 491 to No. 141 in Pepperstone ATP Rankings.
    • Also enjoys golf and football. Favourite football team is Real Madrid.
    • Likes listening to reggaeton music.
    • Favourite actor is Will Smith andmovie is Rocky Balboa.
    • Withdrew from 2022 Nitto ATP Finals and 2023 Australian Open after tearing an oblique muscle during 2022 Paris QF against fellow 19-year-old Holger Rune.

    (UPDATED 22 MAY 2024)

    • Youngest and first teenage World No. 1 and year-end No. 1 in PIF ATP Rankings history (since 1973), making record rise from No. 32 at end of 2021 to No. 1 at age 19 in September 2022, then remaining atop rankings through end of season.
    • His 1st stint at No. 1 was for 20 weeks. After capturing 2023 Wimbledon crown with 5-set win over 7-time champion Djokovic, he remained at No. 1 until after the US Open for a total of 36 weeks in his young career.
    • Became 3rd Spanish man to win Wimbledon after Nadal (2008, 2010) and Manuel Santana (1966).
    • Beat Ruud in 2022 US Open final for No. 1 ranking, becoming youngest men’s champion at US Open since Sampras, 19, in 1990 and at any Grand Slam event since Nadal, 19, at 2005 Roland Garros.
    • Compiled a 6-2 record in finals in 2023 and is overall 13-4 in career finals.
    • Became youngest ATP 500 champion at 2022 Rio de Janeiro (since 2009) and 3rd-youngest ATP Masters 1000 champion at 2022 Miami (since 1990).
    • Captured 9 titles as a teenager (9-3 in finals), behind Borg (17), Nadal (16), Wilander (14), Becker (12) and Agassi (10) and 6th-youngest to win 10 tour-level titles behind Wilander, Borg, Nadal, Becker and Agassi.
    • Improved to 4-0 in ATP Masters 1000 finals with repeat title at 2023 Madrid, 2nd-best start in Masters 1000 finals only behind Michael Chang and Jim Courier (both 5-0), then lost his 1st Masters 1000 final at 2023 Cincinnati, where he fell to Djokovic in an epic 3h49m final (held 1 MP), longest best-of-3 final in ATP Tour era (since 1990).
    • Youngest player to defeat both Nadal and Djokovic and 1st to do so at same clay-court event, beating them on back-to-back days en route to 2nd ATP Masters 1000 title at 2022 Madrid.
    • Reached 1st Grand Slam QF at 2021 US Open, becoming youngest men’s quarter-finalist at US Open since Koch, 18, in 1963 (Amateur Era) and at any Grand Slam since Chang, 18, at 1990 Roland Garros.

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