Carlos Alcaraz returned to the slopes and immediately won a title. More than three months after his last appearance on court, the talent from El Palmar conquered Buenos Aires by beating Cameron Norrie in the final. With only one set on the way, also in the first match against Laslo Djere, the 19-year-old Spaniard won his seventh ATP title, which already projects him into the Olympus of the earliest, for achieving important results in the world of Tennis.
Undoubtedly, Alcaraz does not want to stop there and will also participate in the 500 tournament in Rio de Janeiro, already scheduled for this week. Last September, Alcaraz, by lifting the first Grand Slam of his career, in Flushing Meadows, became the youngest number one in history, a position that Novak Djokovic, winner of the Australian Open, snatched from him in the finals.
from January. It is not a small record, which reveals the incredible precocity of the tennis player. In the history of this sport there are several athletes who have managed to establish themselves from a very young age. Some have managed to confirm themselves over the years, others have made a career below expectations.
The player who won the most trophies before the age of 20 was Bjorn Borg with 17 ATP titles, a true Swedish champion, who retired at the age of 26 after winning 11 Grand Slams. Behind him Rafael Nadal, a true predestined, capable of winning his first Roland Garros at the age of 19.
For him 16 titles. At the age of 13 another Swede, the now television commentator Mats Wilander. Then we find another legend, Boris Becker, with 12 tournament wins. To two of them the American Andrè Agassi (10). In the eighth we found Medvedev, who then struggled to continue his great start to his career.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Rio Open, Carlos Alcaraz hinted at his desire to regain top spot and win a few more Grand Slam titles this season.
Alcaraz rose to World No. 1
Despite the room for improvement, Carlos Alcaraz did not have any complaints, adding that his current level is “high” enough to keep him competitive against most players.
“I think I’m playing at a high level. I don’t know if compared to last year but I’m happy with the level I’m showing. These are different times. Last year I was at a great level, which I showed by winning Rio, winning Miami, winning certain tournaments,” Carlos Alcaraz said.
“I think the level I have now can obviously be improved, but I’m very happy with the level I’m playing with. But right now I’m at a very good level physically and I’m playing very tough and demanding matches day after day and that keeps me very happy after so much time away from the circuit,” Alcaraz said.
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