The detail that Alcaraz, Nadal, Zverev and Djokovic share


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The detail that Alcaraz, Nadal, Zverev and Djokovic share

Carlos Alcaraz (141 °) who is born in the year 2003, became the first player born in that year to win a Grand Slam, same milestone that they harvested Jannik Sinner, Alexander Zverev, Nick Kyrgios, Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal.

Thanks to his triumph against Botic van de Zandschulp from the Netherlands in the first round of the Australian Open, the Spaniard became the first 2003 category tennis player to do so in a Grand Slam main draw. Other tennis players who have achieved it in recent years were: Jannik Sinner (Cat. 2001), Felix Auger-Aliassime (Cat. 2000), Alexander Zverev (Cat. 1997), Nick Kyrgios (Cat. 1995) and Grigor Dimitrov (Cat. 1991). The Italian did it against Max Purcell at the 2020 Australian Open, the Canadian against Vasek Pospisil at Wimbledon 2019, the German against Teymuraz Gabashvili at Wimbledon 2015, the Australian against Radek Stepanek at Roland Garros 2013 and the Bulgarian against Andrey Golubev at the 2011 Australian Open.

In addition to all of them, two of the best tennis players in history also did the same with their respective categories: Rafael Nadal (Cat.1986) and Novak Djokovic (Cat.1987). His first victories came against Mario Ancic at Wimbledon 2003 and Robby Ginepri at Roland Garros 2005 respectively.

The complete list:

1972: Chang

1973: Ho

1974: Pescariu

1975: Dreekmann + Rios

1976: Ilie

1977: Gimelstob

1978: Hrbaty

1979: Di Pasquale

1980: Safin

1981: Dent

1982: Coria

1983: Verdasco

1984: Ancic

1985: Berdych

1986: Nadal

1987: Djokovic

1988: Korolev

1989: Young

1990: Rufin

1991: Dimitrov

1992: Tomic

1993: Novikov

1994: Pouille

1995: Kyrgios

1996: Kokkinakis

1997: Zverev

1998: Tiafoe

1999: From Minaur

2000: Auger Aliassime

2001: Sinner

2003: Alcaraz


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