Carlos Alcaraz reached the final of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. He is the youngest since Rafael Nadal in 2005. He beat Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals and then Frances Tiafoe in the semi-finals to finally reach the top of the world rankings by winning the US Open against Casper Ruud.
The young Spanish talent won the epic challenge against Sinner which lasted over five hours; challenge that amused and delighted all tennis fans. The definitive feat of Alcaraz, which has already broken unbeatable records, has attracted the attention of the media and professionals.
The Spaniard’s name has often been associated with that of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The three legends who have made and continue to make the history of this wonderful sport.
The win over Sinner secured Alcaraz the bye to the ATP Finals in Turin. The Spaniard will be able to play the Masters Tournament for the first time in his career and dream of a victory for his debut.
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The other two players who are already certain of being able to appear on the pitch in Turin are Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Mallorcan exited the US Open in the round of 16 after a four-set loss to Frances Tiafoe. The Greek, meanwhile, played one of the worst games of his career and rebounded from a bad loss to Daniel Galan.
Alcaraz spoke with great humility about the constant Big 3 comparisons at the end of the game with Sinner. He said: “Federer, Djokovic and Nadal will be the best as long as they play.
Their rivalry will always come before the others. But today Jannik and I showed that we are the present and the future of tennis and that we have a long career ahead of us.
We will face each other many times, I’m sure.” Juan Carlos Ferrero, coach of Alcaraz and former world number one, also expressed some very important thoughts on the future of Alcaraz and Sinner: “They will be two of greatest players of the next ten years, with all due respect to others.
They reached a very, very high level at a young age. There are other strong players, but I think these two will dominate the circuit in the future.”