Carlos Alcaraz just made history: after winning his first Grand Slam in the United States, he immediately unseated Medvedev and has reached number 1 del ranking ATP at 19 years old. He is the youngest tennis player in history to reach the top of the best tennis players in the world.
Since the beginning of this 2022 it has proven its worth; “Carlitos” stands out for his spectacular shots and an excellent game in practically all the tournaments he enters. Now the end of the 2022 tennis season is approaching and there are few tournaments left to continue adding points. Will Alcaraz manage to stay at number 1?
When does Carlos Alcaraz play? Dates and predictions of their next matches
The four Grand Slams of the year have already finished and these are the next tournaments and matches that Alcaraz has scheduled on your calendar:
ATP 500 Astana Open
Alcaraz has confirmed his attendance at the Astana Open Tennis Tournament, which takes place in the city of Nur-Sultan, in Kazakhstan, from October 3 to 9. This tournament is one of the recent permanent additions to the ATP circuit, after the great success of the two previous editions.
This tournament is played on a hard court and the reigning champion is Soon-Woo Kwoon, Alcaraz’s last rival in the Davis Cup that took place in Valencia. Also on the ATP Astana Open Entry List are Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Jannik Sinner, Roberto Bautista and Marin Cilic, among others.
ATP 500 Basilea
Of October 22 to 30 Switzerland’s biggest tennis tournament will take place, the ATP 500 Basel. This tournament had to be Federer’s return to the circuit, although it will not be so after he recently announced his retirement from professional tennis. The tournament resumes its celebration after two years since it was suspended due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19.
Alcaraz will be a debutant in Basel, tournament that is also played on hard court. There are several weeks left for the arrival of the Swiss tournament, but the names that sound on the tournament entry list are Stefanos Tsitsipas, Roberto Bautista or Taylor Fritz. Zverev was also registered, but he will be out of it as he continues to recover from his injury that occurred at Roland Garros 2022.
Carlos Alcaraz is part of the Spanish team in the Davis Cup of this year. The team also made up of Roberto Bautista, Albert Ramos, Marcel Granollers and Pedro Martínez arrives at the famous tournament, captained by Sergi Brugera.
Last Sunday 18, Alcaraz was the architect of their passage to the final phase, after a deserved victory against South Korea. Bautista faced and defeated Seong-Chan and Alcaraz faced Soon Woo Kwon, in a match that lasted almost 2 hours and in which the young man from Murcia once again left everyone with their mouths open. He was able to return a «balloon» that really seemed impossible.
we can see Carlos Alcaraz and the rest of the tennis players from Spain in the final phase of the Davis Cup that will take place from November 22 to 27 in Malaga. Croatia will be Spain’s first rival in the quarterfinals. If Spain breaks through, they could play a semi-final against Australia or the Netherlands.
Alcaraz is out of the Laver Cup
Initially, the Laver Cup exhibition tournament was on Carlos Alcaraz’s match schedule, but finally the young tennis player has decided to skip this event in order to rest after linking the US Open and the Davis Cup in Valencia. The Laver Cup will take place from September 23 to 25 at the O2 stadium in London and will be Roger Federer’s farewell.
Carlos Alcaraz 2022: making history in the world of tennis
It could be said that Alcaraz will never forget the year 2022. The youngster from El Palmar has set the bar very, very high, facing great tennis figures, such as Rafa Nadal, Djokovic or Zverev and even proclaiming himself number 1 of the ATP ranking with 19 years and 130 days, being the youngest tennis player in history to accomplish such a feat. In addition to this record, he is also the Spanish tennis player who manages to be above Rafa Nadal in the ranking.
In February he started the year winning the ATP 500 of Rio de Janeirofollowed by his triumph in the Masters 1000 de Miami, the Barcelona ATP 500 (Conde de Godó tournament) in April after a final against Pablo Carreño Busta. He also won the tournament Mutua Madrid Open 2022in which he faced Alexander Zverev, whom he defeated in a match that lasted only 62 minutes.
In Roland Garros and in Wimbledon did not achieve the expected results and it was in the last Grand Slam of the season, the US Open, where it has made the difference. He managed to break through by defeating Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals, American France Tiafoe in the semi-final and beating Casper Ruud in an intense and exciting final that lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes.
Brief biography and curiosities about Alcaraz
Now that you know when Alcaraz will play the next tournaments, it is also time for you to learn a little more about the new world tennis prodigy. Alcaraz is 1.85 meters tall, he is right handed and the “drive” is his strongest hit and hit the backhand with two hands.
Born in El Palmar, Murcia, on May 5, 2003, he is the second of four brothers. His father had played ATP tournaments years ago and was the one who spread the love of this sport to his children, although it was only in order to have a hobby to have fun. At the age of 14 he entered the Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy – Equelite Sport Academy, in Villena, Alicante. There he did not go unnoticed and became one of the best, along with Pablo Carreño, whom he faced in Barcelona last April and they will probably see each other again in the next tournaments of the ATP circuit.
From 2018 to the present, the Carlos Alcaraz’s trainer is Juan Carlos Ferrero, who was also number 1 in tennis for 8 weeks, curiously when Carlos was born, in 2003.
Alcaraz pocketed $2.6 million after winning the 2022 US Open and it is estimated that he has earned approximately $9 million throughout his short career.
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