Carlos Alcaraz Wins First Major at U.S. Open, Earns World No. 1



With the World No. 1 ranking and his first Grand Slam title on the line, Carlos Alcaraz took down Casper Ruud 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(1), 6–3 on Sunday to win the U.S. Open.

With the victory, the 19-year-old became the youngest men’s player in the Open Era to hold the No. 1 ranking. Alcaraz had won four previous tournaments this season, including in Barcelona ahead of the French Open, where he upset Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in back-to-back matches.

His five titles and 51 tour wins make him the winningest player on tour this season.

Coincidentally, Nadal, who is one of Alcaraz’s tennis idols, captured his first Grand Slam title at age 19.





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