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VIDEO: Carlos Alcaraz Gets a Heroic Welcome as His Countrymen Gather to Celebrate His Madrid Open 2022 Triumph

Published 05/10/2022, 2:00 PM EDT

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19-year-old Spaniard, Carlos Alcaraz, has been in top-notch form in 2022. Without any doubt, he has been the most consistent player of the season, right now. Recently, he won the Madrid Open title, his first-ever Masters 1000 title on the red soil. Also, he won that title in an impressive fashion, as he beat both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic en route to the final. In the final, he absolutely decimated the world no.3 German player, Alexander Zverev, to lift the trophy. 

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In the meantime, many Spanish fans also joined him during his trophy celebration, as he could not contain his joy. 


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Delighted fans join Carlos Alcaraz outside his home to celebrate with him 

After winning the Madrid Open trophy, the Spaniard returned to his home, where plenty of people gathered outside to welcome him; with bands trumpets and drums. Along with, fans and countrymen continuously cheering ‘Carlos’, as he lifted the Madrid Open trophy over and over again.

More than that, he showed appreciation for the crowd as he clapped and waved. You can watch the video below. 


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Meanwhile, Alcaraz has withdrawn from the Italian Open, which many predicted that he would. However, he withdrew due to right ankle injury. It may be precautionary from his team, but it will be a concern for sure, as he is aiming high at the French Open. 

Alcaraz has climbed up to his career-high ranking 

After winning the Madrid Open, the Spanish player has reached his highest ever ATP rankings, i.e. no.6. His rapid improvement in the ATP rankings impressed many tennis pundits and players. A year ago, he was world no. 120, and now he is within the distance of becoming no.1. Many top players like Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal believe that he will be a future no.1 for sure. 


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This year, he won a total number of four titles, including the Rio Open, Miami Open, Barcelona, and Madrid Open. He would have been the favorite to win the Italian Open as well if it weren’t for the injury. Now, he is vying for his maiden Grand Slam title in Paris.


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Debkinkar Maity


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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.
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