With U.S. Open win, Alcaraz turns into the youngest participant ever to succeed in No. 1

Carlos Alcaraz turned the youngest tennis participant ever to take the No. 1 place among the many world’s prime touring execs, the advantage of besting Casper Ruud on the U.S. Open on Sunday.

At 19, the Spaniard can also be the one males’s teenager to prime the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, with ladies giving the world a lot youthful tour leaders for many years.

Spain’s Alcaraz on Sunday beat Norway’s Casper Ruud, 23, within the U.S. Open remaining 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3, a well-matched battle that may have seen both participant, ranked third and fifth respectively, take the No. 1 spot.

After Alcaraz received a 3rd set tie-break to go up two units to at least one, he owned the fourth set, pulling away to 5-3 to serve for the championship. A service ace gave him the win.

Earlier than Rafael Nadal was ousted from the Open within the fourth spherical by American Frances Tiafoe, the highest spot was the man Spaniard’s for the taking.

Alcaraz beat Tiafoe in a marathon semifinal match, incomes his shot at No. 1.

Alcaraz’s ascension amid years of domination by 36-year-old Nadal, the participant with extra grand slam wins than another within the sport’s historical past, means {the teenager}’s doing his half, together with modeling his arsenal after Nadal’s, to maintain Spain dominant.

It was Alcaraz’s Nadal-like toolbox, psychological coolness, muscular physicality, and groundstroke balls that weigh a ton, that put him in Arthur Ashe Stadium Sunday and put his title on the Open’s Tiffany & Co. champion’s trophy.

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