Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz has achieved several exceptional results this year 2022. Few would have thought at the start of the season that the Murcian talent is now number one in the world and in particular Carlos has become the youngest number one in history, an extraordinary fact that certifies the exceptionality of his work.
The Iberian champion claimed his first Grand Slam title in New York, a US Open won after several fights. Alcaraz was one step away from being eliminated against Jannik Sinner in the quarterfinals, nullifying a match point and thus finding the strength to continue the tournament.
Alcaraz showed great willpower and beat local hero Frances Tiafoe in the semifinals and Norwegian Casper Ruud, currently number two in the world rankings, in the final. Another recognition has arrived in the last few hours, celebrating the Spanish talent’s very young career.
As the tennis player himself announced through his social networks, Carlos Alcaraz was among the 100 rising personalities in the world, the 100 people who are having a growing influence around the world. Not only athletes are represented in this list, but above all people from politics, society or even the cinema world.
There are few athletes on this list, as are NBA Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant and American sprinter Erriyon Knighton, an 18-year-old U20 record-holder in the 200 meters with plenty of room for improvement.
In this list, therefore, there is also Alcaraz, nineteen years old, in more and more evident growth and number one in the world of ATP ranking. After winning the US Open, Carlos decided to take a few weeks off, a well-deserved break after an intense season.
Alcaraz is seen by many as the main heir to the big three and there is curiosity as to how the tennis player will develop in the near future. Alcaraz will be the new star of the tennis world: thanks to his amazing victories in 2022 and first place in the men’s ranking, the young Spanish talent will maintain the legacy of the Big Three and be able to confirm himself in the next season.
Alcaraz shone this year
Carlos Alcaraz and Paula Badosa get along wonderfully. During an interview with El Larguero, the WTA ranking 3rd player was full of praise for her compatriot, winner of the US Open on September 11th.
She insisted on one aspect of the personality of the youngest No. 1 in world history. “The level he showed in New York was incredible; the way he moved, the way he released his punches. I think he can be number one in the world for many years almost without realizing it. What surprises me the most about him is his modesty,” said the Spaniard.