Carlos Alcaraz Becomes the Youngest Player to Achieve This Record Since Rafael Nadal

Published 11/12/2021, 11:00 AM EST
MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 05: Rafael Nadal of Spain and Carlos Alcaraz of Spain pose for a picture before their second round match during day seven of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magicaon May 05, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)


Carlos Alcaraz Garfia has certainly impressed everyone with his impactful performances this year. The Spaniard lifted his maiden ATP title at Croatia Open beating Richard Gasquet in the finals. Moreover, he also reached the quarter-finals of the US Open in 2021. By doing so, he became the youngest US Open men’s quarterfinalist in the Open Era.

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Currently, Carlos Alcaraz is competing at the Next Gen ATP Finals. Registering some quintessential performances, the Spaniard has cruised into the semi-finals of the competition. After his win against Juan Manuel Cerundolo in the group stages, Carlos Alcaraz has achieved one more historic moment. Subsequently, he has now become the youngest player to win 30 matches in a season after Rafael Nadal.

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Carlos Alcaraz is the youngest player to achieve this after Rafael Nadal

The 18-years old, Carlos Alcaraz is definitely marking his name on the list of elite players this year. With some notable performances on the season, the Spaniard is surely raising her potential. His most noteworthy performance came at the Croatia Open, where he won his maiden ATP title. In the finals, he defeated the experienced campaigner Richard Gasquet in quite a comfortable victory.

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

Following his title win, he became the youngest tour-level champion since Kei Nishikori of Japan. He was also the youngest Spaniard to capture an ATP title since Rafael Nadal.

Surprisingly, Carlos Alcaraz has unlocked one more record in his professional career. After charging past Juan Manuel Cerundolo in the group stages of Next Gen ATP Finals, Alcaraz has now registered 30 important wins in a single season. He is the youngest player to accomplish this record since Rafael Nadal

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Alcaraz in the semi-finals of Next Gen ATP Finals

Carlos Alcaraz is crushing each and every opponent at the Next Gen ATP Finals. The Spaniard has already booked his spot in the semi-finals of the contest. On his path, he has just lost one single set.

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

It seems like Carlos Alcaraz is getting familiar with the new rules and format of the Next Gen ATP Finals specially designed for this event. If he manages to lift the big title of Next Gen ATP, it would be truly remarkable for the Spaniard.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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