The magic of Alcaraz

19-year-old Carlos Alcarez defeated Casper Ruud to win his first Grand Slam title at the US Open Tennis Championships.

History at the age of 19

In what was a historic moment for him at the age of 19, Alcaraz has become the youngest player to be maned the No. 1 in tennis!

Youngest ever

He is the second youngest winner of the US Open following the might of Pete Sampras, who won the trophy aged 19 years and 25 days.

Carlos defeated Norwegian Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-3 in the final to win his first Grand Slam and the world no. 1 for the first time.

Beat Casper Ruud

Alcarez, who thrilled fans with his energy has replaced Daniil Medvedev of Russia from the number one spot in the ATP rankings.

Ousted Medvedev

Since the introduction of the ATP rankings in 1973, Alcarez has become the youngest player in the world to become the world number one.

After 49 years

Under the captaincy of Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka finally secured the T20 World Cup trophy in 2014, beating India in the final of the competition.

Second only to Pete Sampras

The 19-year-old has become the second youngest player in the Open Era after American great Pete Sampras to win the title.

Pete Sampras won the US Open in 1990 at 19. Then, he beat the mighty Andre Agassi in straight sets to become the US Open's youngest-ever male singles champion.

A wait for 32 years

Alcarez won the Grand Slam at 19 and becoming the youngest player after Rafael Nadal to do so. Nadal did this in 2005.

Nadal also left behind

He played 23 hours and 39 minutes, the most time played by a player in a Grand Slam, surpassing Kevin Anderson at 2018 Wimbledon.

Most minutes played
in a tournament! 

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