46 Facts About Carlos Alcaraz

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Carlos Alcaraz Garfia was born on 5 May 2003 and is a Spanish professional tennis player.

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Carlos Alcaraz is currently ranked as the world No 1 singles player by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

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Two months later, Carlos Alcaraz reached his first ATP Tour final at the 2021 Croatia Open, an ATP 250 tournament, where he won his first title.

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Carlos Alcaraz later entered the top 50 after reaching the quarterfinals at the following US Open and won the year-end 2021 Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan.

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Carlos Alcaraz Garfia was born on May 5,2003, in El Palmar, Murcia, Spain to parents Carlos Alcaraz Gonzalez and Virginia Garfia Escandon.

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Carlos Alcaraz started playing tennis at the Real Sociedad Club de Campo de Murcia where his father was the tennis academy director.

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In February 2020, at the age of 16, Carlos Alcaraz made his ATP main-draw debut at the Rio Open after receiving a wildcard for the singles main draw.

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Carlos Alcaraz was ultimately defeated in the second round by Federico Coria.

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Carlos Alcaraz won his Grand Slam debut defeating fellow qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp in straight sets before losing in the second round to Mikael Ymer.

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Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest match winner in the Madrid Open's history, defeating Adrian Mannarino as a wildcard and breaking then-18-year-old Rafael Nadal's record from 2004.

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At the French Open, Carlos Alcaraz reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career by defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili.

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Carlos Alcaraz then won his maiden ATP title by defeating Richard Gasquet and becoming the youngest tour-level champion since 18-year-old Kei Nishikori won the Delray Beach Open in 2008.

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Carlos Alcaraz was the youngest Spaniard to win an ATP Tour title since Nadal claimed his first trophy in Sopot in 2004.

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At the Winston-Salem Open, Carlos Alcaraz reached the round of 16 defeating qualifier Alexei Popyrin, and his second tour-level quarterfinal of the season defeating fourth seed Marton Fucsovics.

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Carlos Alcaraz defeated Marcos Giron to reach the semifinals, where he lost to Mikael Ymer.

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At the US Open, Carlos Alcaraz defeated world No 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas in a fifth-set tiebreak to reach the fourth round in the biggest win of his career.

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At 18 years of age, Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest man in a Grand Slam fourth round since 17-year-old Andrei Medvedev at the 1992 French Open, and the youngest man in the US Open fourth round since 17-year-old Michael Chang and 18-year-old Pete Sampras in 1989.

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Carlos Alcaraz then reached the quarterfinals by defeating qualifier Peter Gojowczyk.

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Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest US Open men's quarterfinalist in the Open Era, the youngest at the tournament since 18-year-old Thomaz Koch in 1963, and the youngest Grand Slam men's singles quarterfinalist since 18-year-old Michael Chang at the 1990 French Open.

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Carlos Alcaraz then lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime via retirement in the second set in the quarterfinals after injuring his leg.

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21.

At the Erste Bank Open, Carlos Alcaraz defeated world No 7 Matteo Berrettini, marking his second win over a top-10 player.

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Carlos Alcaraz then defeated Jannik Sinner in straight sets in the second round, marking his third win over a top-10 player.

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23.

At the Next Gen ATP Finals, Carlos Alcaraz defeated Brandon Nakashima, Juan Manuel Cerundolo, and Holger Rune in the round-robin stage.

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In Indian Wells, Carlos Alcaraz reached his first Masters 1000 quarterfinal and semifinal, defeating the defending champion Cameron Norrie before losing to Rafael Nadal.

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Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest men's champion in the tournament's history.

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Carlos Alcaraz became the 20th teen to break into top 10 overall since rankings were established in 1973, and the youngest since Rafael Nadal on 25 April 2005.

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Carlos Alcaraz later defeated Pablo Carreno Busta to win the title.

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Carlos Alcaraz became the first player to ever beat Djokovic and Nadal back-to-back on clay.

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Carlos Alcaraz defeated Juan Ignacio Londero in straight sets before saving a match point in a second round five-setter against Albert Ramos Vinolas.

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At Wimbledon, Carlos Alcaraz beat Jan-Lennard Struff in a close five set match before defeating Tallon Griekspoor and Oscar Otte in straight sets, reaching the round of 16 for the first time at this major.

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Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest player to enter the top 5 in rankings since Nadal in 2005.

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32.

Carlos Alcaraz was defeated in the final by Lorenzo Musetti, resulting in the first loss in a tournament final of his career.

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33.

Carlos Alcaraz defeated Sebastian Baez, Federico Coria and Jenson Brooksby without dropping a set to reach the fourth round.

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Carlos Alcaraz defeated Frances Tiafoe in the semifinals for his third consecutive five-set match victory.

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Carlos Alcaraz defeated 5th seed Casper Ruud in the final, where both players were in contention for the world No 1 ranking, to win the title.

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Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest No 1 in the history of the ATP Rankings at the age of 19 years, 4 months and 6 days, breaking Lleyton Hewitt's record.

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Carlos Alcaraz became the first teenager in the Open Era to top the men's rankings and the youngest men's US Open champion since Pete Sampras in 1990.

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38.

Carlos Alcaraz is sponsored by Nike for clothing and shoes, and by Babolat for racquets, using the Babolat Pure Aero VS racquet.

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Carlos Alcaraz is a brand ambassador for dermocosmetics company Isdin, Spanish food company ElPozo, and German automobile manufacturer BMW under their BMW Spain divison.

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Carlos Alcaraz is an all-court, all-round tennis player, but primarily employs an aggressive baseline style of play, with an emphasis on a high winner count from his forehand, typically his most reliable and potent shot.

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Carlos Alcaraz possesses a well-rounded and more flat and lower net-clearance backhand groundstroke that he is able to redirect down the line for clean winners.

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Carlos Alcaraz has an impressive net-game with great drop volleys and drive volleys, and frequently serve-and-volleys on crucial points.

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Carlos Alcaraz's first serve is hit at high speeds with little emphasis on service box placement, typically at around 210 kph.

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Carlos Alcaraz has earned acclaim for his remarkable athletic and physical traits.

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Carlos Alcaraz has earned comparisons to Novak Djokovic for his assured lateral movement and court-coverage aided by physical splits and sliding through the court on defense, particularly on his backhand side where he is often able to neutralize his opponent's groundstroke aggression or drop shot attempts.

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Carlos Alcaraz has earned comparisons, on occasion, to Roger Federer for his great footwork and ability to go inside-out on his forehand and control the court with his offense.

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