Carlos Alcaraz: Youngest To Win US Open

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By Prapti Upadhayay
Published Sep 15, 2022

Hindustan Times

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 In the US Open final, Carlos Alcaraz beat Casper Ruud to become the youngest ever World no.1 in ATP Rankings

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Here are a few facts about the youngest men's world no.1

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Alcaraz is a Spanish native. He learned to play tennis in a training centre run by his father, a semi-pro. His trainer is Juan Carlos Ferrero, a former world no. 1

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Alcaraz, who won the US Open in September 2022 at the age of 19, also became the first teenager to hold the no. 1 spot in the men's rankings in the Open Era

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He has 6 tennis singles titles under his name including US Open, ATP Masters 1000 Madrid and ATP Masters 1000 Miami 

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At the Rio Open in February 2020, Alcaraz, at 16, made his ATP main-draw debut after being given a wildcard for the singles main draw

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Alcaraz broke Rafael Nadal's 2005 record of being the youngest to reach the final of the Madrid Open. Alcaraz broke the record by over four months

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He became the first teenager to defeat then-world no.4 Rafael Nadal on clay at the Madrid Open quarterfinals

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He later went on to defeat then-world no.1 Novak Djokovic becoming the youngest player to defeat world no. 1 since 2004 and to reach the final of the tournament

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