Carlos Alcaraz passes Rafael Nadal's coach

Carlos Alcaraz overtakes Rafael Nadal’s coach

World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz will be back in action in Nur-Sultan next week, aiming for his third ATP 500 title of the season. Carlos is spending his third week as world No. 1. 1, passed Rafael Nadal’s coach Carlos Moya to become the 26th player with that number from No.

1 weeks. Alcaraz claimed the ATP throne after winning his first Major crown at the US Open, adding 2000 points to his tally and becoming the first teenager at the top. Carlos is in the driving position to hold onto the ATP throne until the end of the season, building a nice lead over his rivals and defending just 270 points from 2021!

Thomas Muster, Marcelo Rios and Yevgeny Kafelnikov are up for six No. 1 weeks and the young Spaniard will pass them in a month. Carlos had an impressive run in 2021, nearly breaking the top-30 at 18. The youngster lost a thriller to Matteo Berrettini at the start of the new season at the Australian Open and gained a boost before the events that followed.

Carlos Alcaraz is spending his third week as world No. 1. 1.

Alcaraz captured his first ATP 500 title in Rio de Janeiro in February, becoming the youngest champion at that level. Wishing for more at Indian Wells, he lost a thrilling semi-final to Rafael Nadal after a grueling battle.

The young savage made a fresh start in Miami, claiming the first Masters 1000 title over Casper Ruud to become the third youngest Masters 1000 champion. A top 10 finish was only a matter of time and Alcaraz made it after his second ATP 500 crown in Barcelona at the end of April.

The Spaniard became the ninth youngest top-10 player at 18 years and 11 months, just behind his amazing compatriot Rafael Nadal. Carlos played even better in Madrid, beating Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev en route to his second Masters 1000 title in a month and a half!

Alcaraz became the leading contender in the ATP race with those points and added more with the quarter-final run at Roland Garros. The Spaniard lost back-to-back ATP Finals in Hamburg and Umag on clay and traveled to New York as one of the favourites.

Carlos was number 1 in the world. 4 before the US Open and had a chance to become the youngest world No. 1. 1 in ATP history. Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev fell in the fourth round, leaving the door open to Alcaraz and Casper Ruud. Alcaraz and Ruud reached the US Open final and fought for the first Major title and the ATP throne.

Carlos scored a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 triumph in three hours and 20 minutes for a career-best result and a place in history. At 19 years and four months, Alcaraz became the first teenager on the ATP throne. He also sits in the driver’s seat to take on the year-end number.

1 honor, with a healthy advantage over its main rivals. Carlos will play his next tournament in Nur-Sultan next week, joining a strong field and aiming for the fifth ATP title of 2022.

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