Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz becomes youngest-ever winner of US Open men’s singles

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Carlos Alcaraz, the Spanish teenage tennis sensation becomes the youngest player to win the men’s singles tennis final at the US Open in New York.

 

Carlos Alcaraz, the 19-year-old Spanish tennis star from Murcia, this Sunday, September 12, became the youngest player to ever win the men’s singles title at the US Open in New York. The No3 seed defeated Norway’s Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3, to lift the trophy, and his first-ever ATP Grand Slam win.

Both players were playing for the same goal of also becoming the ATP World No1, something that had never happened before at the Flushing Meadows tournament. Alcaraz is now the youngest player in history to hold the No1 spot in men’s tennis. In winning this trophy, Alcaraz also broke his compatriot Rafa Nadal’s record of being the previous youngest winner of the US Open, back in 2005.

The youngster’s road to the final had not been an easy one, involving several matches that went the full five sets. He played a total of 13 hours and 28 minutes of competitive tennis in only three matches. His opponent had reached this final without having to go beyond four sets. Ruud also became the first Norwegian tennis player to star in a Grand Slam final.

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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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