Carlos Alcaraz, who was 19 years old, slapped hands with spectators as he entered his first Grand Slam final and walked along the walkway to the Arthur Ashe Stadium court. After winning the coin toss, Alcaraz turned to race to the baseline to warm up before being prompted to return to the net by the chair umpire for the usual pre-match pictures.
Carlos Alcaraz wins US Open and takes world number one ranking
Alcaraz possesses inexhaustible passion, energy, talent, speed, stamina, and joie de vivre. Furthermore, he is now a citizen of the United States. Male tennis player who won the Open and is ranked first.
Alcaraz defeated Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3 on Sunday to win the trophy at Flushing Meadows and become the youngest player to hold the top spot in the ATP rankings. Alcaraz used his exceptional blend of bravery and maturity to achieve so.
In a sport that has been dominated for years by the Big Three of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer, Alcaraz, who will from No. 4 to No. 1 on Monday, has created a lot of buzz.
Olé, Olé, Olé! chants were heard serenading the Spaniard. Carlos! Alcaraz frequently gestured for the audience to shout louder as a result of the “that rebounded off the closed ceiling of the stadium. Standing ovations were given on a few remarkable moments, including one that Alcaraz lost while falling face-down on his tummy after attempting a forehand laser on the run.
No one had ever won the championship in New York in 30 years after having to endure three consecutive five-setter matches in the three rounds before to the final; he only briefly shown indications of exhaustion.
Alcaraz defeated the 2014 US in five sets. At 2:23 in the morning, the fourth round featured Open winner Marin Cilic. Tuesday’s quarterfinal matchup versus Jannik Sinner was a five-hour, fifteen-minute thriller that ended at two in the morning. After saving a match point on Friday, Alcaraz faced Frances Tiafoe in the semifinals.
Alcaraz lost the second set and, at 6-5 in the third, had two set points. It might have changed the course of events.
The only Grand Slam final with two players pursuing both a maiden major title and the top slot in the ATP’s computerised rankings, which date back to 1973, required just one break in the fourth set for Alcaraz to secure the triumph.