The Mutua Madrid Open has announced that Carlos Alcaraz will play the next edition of the tournament, Masters 1000 category, after granting him one of the invitations reserved for the final painting.
“It is a great experience for me to be able to play in Spain with all the people. I hope to do a good job there”, The young 17-year-old Spanish player has wished for the possibility of taking on some of the best rackets on the ATP circuit from April 27 to May 9.
The Murcian has started this season brilliantly, signing three victories in the five games played on the Australian tour, in addition to achieving a ticket to the final draw of the Australian Open.
In Melbourne he won his first match in a Grand Slam, after beating the Dutch Botic van de Zandschulp in three sets.
A week earlier, at the ATP 250 in Melbourne, he achieved the biggest win of his career against Belgian David Goffin, fourteenth in the world ranking. “In this way, he became the youngest player to defeat a top-15 rival since Richard Gasquet beat Nicolás Massú in the quarterfinals of Buenos Aires in 2004, also at 17 years old,” the tournament organization highlighted .
Carlos Alcaraz won the ATP Challenger of Trieste, Barcelona and Alicante last 2020.
“This invitation is a commitment to youth. It has been many years since I have seen a Spanish player with that potential. Seeing such a young boy play like Carlos does is something very special, something unique. We are delighted to welcome him back to our tracks, six years after he did it in our U-12 event “, said the director of the Mutua Madrid Open, Feliciano López.
Thank you very much to @MutuaMadridOpen Due to the WC in Main draw, I am very excited to play in Madrid, for me it is a pride to be able to play this tournament.
Thanks to @mutuamadridopen for the WC in Main draw, I am very excited to play in Madrid, for me it is a pride to play this tournament. pic.twitter.com/XniObSeKoX
– Carlos Alcaraz (@ alcarazcarlos03) February 24, 2021