Carlos Alcaraz is a Spanish professional tennis player.
Who is currently ranked world No. 1 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)
He was born on May 5, 2003, in El Palmar, Murcia, Spain. He started playing tennis at the age of four and turned professional in 2018.
He is coached by former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Alcaraz has won eleven ATP Tour-level singles titles, including the 2022 US Open and four Masters 1000 titles.
He is the youngest man in history to top the singles rankings at 19 years, 4 months, and 6 days old, and the first teenager in the Open Era to top the men’s rankings.
He is also the youngest player to win a Grand Slam title since Rafael Nadal in 2005.
Alcaraz is known for his aggressive baseline game, powerful forehand, and strong serve.
He has been compared to Nadal and Roger Federer by some experts and fans.
Alcaraz is currently playing in the Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic, the defending champion and world No. 2.
This is his first Wimbledon final and his second Grand Slam final. He reached the final by defeating Matteo Berrettini in the semifinals in four sets.
Carlos Alcaraz has a chance to become the first Spanish man to win Wimbledon since Nadal in 2010 and the youngest Wimbledon champion since Boris Becker in 1985.
He also won the Queen’s Club Championship, an ATP 500 event on grass, earlier this year.
Carlos Alcaraz has a head-to-head record of 1-1 against Djokovic.
He lost to him in straight sets at the 2022 Australian Open quarterfinals but beat him in three sets at the 2023 French Open semifinals.
Carlos Alcaraz has said that playing against Djokovic will be “the best moment of my life” and that he will try to “enjoy every point”
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