June 26, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Carlos Alcaraz received the Barcelona Open on Monday
  • He defeated Pablo Carreno Busta within the last
  • It was the 8-year-old’s fourth ATP title

Carlos Alcaraz, Spain’s teenage sensation, has registered a greater document in ATP finals than all of the Large Three: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic. 

Alcaraz defeated Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-2 to assert the Barcelona Open title – his profession’s fourth ATP trophy. The 18-year-old is now 4-0 in his profession in ATP finals, and much more spectacular is that he’s triumphed in all of these finals in straight units – one thing that eluded even Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic, in accordance with tennis.com. 

Giving it a little bit of historic outlook, each Nadal and Djokovic went 3-1 of their first 4 finals, whereas Federer misplaced three out of his first 4 ATP finals. And neither of the legends received these finals in straight units. 

Furthermore, nobody else within the present High 10 of the ATP rankings—Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Matteo Berrettini, Casper Ruud, Andrey Rublev, Felix Auger-Aliassime, or Cam Norrie—received their first 4 profession finals, both.

Before winning the Barcelona Open, Alcaraz won the singles titles at Umag, Rio de Janerio, and Miami.

With his latest win in Barcelona, Alcaraz has broken into the top 10 of the ATP rankings. The Spaniard is the current World No. 9 tennis player. Alcaraz has clinched the feat at 18 years, 11 months, and 20 days, making him the ninth youngest player to do so since the inception of the ATP Rankings in 1973, according to ATP’s official website.

Alcaraz is the youngest man to enter the highest 10 rankings since his idol Nadal did so aged 18 years, 10 months, and 22 days. Coincidentally, the 21-time Grand Slam winner additionally achieved the feat on April 25 following the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell in 2005.

Younger gun: Carlos Alcaraz having fun with his victory over Matteo Berrettini Picture: APA / GEORG HOCHMUTH

“I’ve at all times been a traditional man. I am not terrified of fame, I am not going to alter the particular person I’m. I am completely happy to know that at 18 years outdated I am within the High 10, and to do it [at] the identical age as my idol Rafa is spectacular. I’d wish to be World No. 1, a Grand Slam champion, winner of Olympic medals… I dream huge,” Alcaraz instructed ATP after his victory in Barcelona.

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