5 Facts of   Carlos Alcaraz

By hRamzy

Nov 14, 2023


Early Life and Career

Born on May 5, 2003, in El Palmar, Spain. Playing Tennis from age 3. Trained by his father who is a semi-professional player. In 2020, he won his debut ATP match against Albert Ramos Vinolas at the age of 16.


US Open Champion

In September 2022, Alcaraz won his first Grand Slam championship at the US Open by defeating Casper Ruud in four sets in the final. He became the youngest Grand Slam champion since Rafael Nadal at the 2005 French Open.


ATP Tour

Alcaraz reached his first ATP Tour final at the 2021 Croatia Open, where he won his first title. He has been ranked as high as world No. 1 in men’s singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).


Record-Breaking Performance

In May 2021, Alcaraz advanced to the Madrid Open final by defeating Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who was ranked first at the time. He was on the court for a record-breaking 23 hours and 39 minutes during the tournament.


Teenage Sensation

Overall, Alcaraz is the 11th teenager to win a major. He is also the ATP’s youngest-ever No. 1 player.