With the conquest of the title in the last Mutua Madrid Open, the young Murcian tennis player became the second youngest player to win his first two Masters 1,000, only behind Rafa Nadal. But this is just one of the innumerable and incredible records that the Spaniard is making at this start of the season.
Carlitos Alcaraz continues to rewrite the history books. Since the irruption of Rafael Nadal back in 2005 no similar explosion is remembered in the circuit ATP. There is no week or tournament in which the tennis player from El Palmar don’t blow the tennis world away with your incredible precocious achievements.
The official website of the ATP He has been in charge of pointing out each of the milestones achieved by the Spanish player, not only at the beginning of the year, but throughout his career. Some numbers only within the reach of true tennis legends.
Youngest player to beat three Top5 opponents in the same tournament
Last Sunday, the Murcian passed over the German Alexander Zverev to win the title in the Mutua Madrid Openthe fourth of the season and the second in category Masters 1.000. During the same event, Alcaraz was able to celebrate his 19º birthday, becoming the youngest tennis player to consecutively beat three members of the top5 of the ranking in the same tournament (Nadal, Djokovic y Zverev).
The Serbian was precisely the one who held that record so far, when in 2007 and with 20 years prevailed in Montreal leading the way to Andy RoddickRafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
2nd youngest tennis player to lift two Masters 1,000
In this section, only his compatriot Rafa Nadal, who did it in 2005 (Monte Carlo and Rome) con 18 years and once months, it surpasses him. The Murcian is also the second youngest player to reach cinco titles as a professional, again surpassed by Nadal.
Youngest to win an ATP 500
After defeating Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the final of Rio de Janeiro last February, Alcaraz has also been at the forefront of this particular statistic. Apart from Rio, he is also the youngest in history to win at two other ATP events: Madrid and Miami.
His irruption among the elite of the ranking
Barely a year ago, the Murcian had not even broken into the top one hundred tennis players in the world. However, his progression since then simply has to be classified as enormous. This year he has become the youngest to embed himself in the top20 from Andrei Medvedev in 1993 and, together with Nadal in 2005, to step on the top10which materialized after winning the ATP 500 in Barcelona a couple of weeks ago.
Other interesting data that summarizes the barbarity of the season that Carlitos Alcaraz is carrying out are the following:
Youngest player to beat Nadal and Djokovic. Only 11 players achieved it in the same tournament, and it is hardly the quinto who gets it on consecutive days.
Alcaraz has won seven straight against top 10 opponents since Miami
The Spaniard tops the list of players with the most wins this season, 28a win over Stefanos Tsitsipas. His four titles are also the circuit record, above Nadal and Rublevcon three twisted each.
Throughout his career, Alcaraz accumulates a balance of 61-21. This same year, Spanish reached the 50 victories as a professional. None of the tennis players who have reached number one in the world did it in less time.