All You Need To Know About Carlos Alcaraz

Published 09/04/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Carlos Alcaraz of Spain reacts after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece (not pictured) on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


Spanish tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz has been one of the most progressive players on the Tour. He has registered his career-best performances this season at the Grand Slam events. He made his main draw debut in 2020 at the Rio Open and managed to beat fellow compatriot Albert Ramos Vinolas.

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In recent times, Carlos Alcaraz has been tipped to be the successor of Rafael Nadal. However, the youngster avoids those talks and wants to set an identity of himself. Moreover, both players have different styles of play. Rafa likes to hit the ball with topspin on it whereas, the teenager likes to hit the ball hard. He is currently coached by former Grand Slam winner Juan Carlos Ferrero. 

Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Carlos Alcaraz of Spain celebrates after recording match point against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in a third round match on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking of Alcaraz’s season so far, he has only climbed great heights this season. At the Grand Slams, he began competing in Melbourne at the Australian Open and came as far as the second round. During the clay season, he created the biggest impact, becoming the youngest player after Rafa to win a match at the Madrid Open. 

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Carlos Alcaraz played brilliant tennis at Roland Garros 

After that at the French Open, he made it to the third round, which was his best performance in a Grand Slam event. Soon after came the Wimbledon Championships. Unfortunately, he lost in the second round as he came up against World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev. 

Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Carlos Alcaraz of Spain reacts after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Next up for him was the Croatia Open. He went on to win the title after beating veteran Richard Gasquet in the final. At the moment, he is competing in New York at the US Open. He registered the biggest win of his career yesterday after knocking out Stefanos Tsitsipas in one of the best matches of the season. We wish him the very best for the upcoming matches. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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