Carlos Alcaraz’s story at Flushing Meadows continues. He defeated German Peter Gojowczyk in five sets and, At age 18, he became the youngest US Open quarter-finalist since 1963, pre-Era Abierta. In turn, he is the youngest player to reach the top eight in a Grand Slam since Roland Garros 1990.
The Spaniard never tires of breaking records and in each game he wins he reaches a new one. His qualification to the US Open quarterfinals at 18 years and 4 months forced us to go back to 1963 (more than half a century), in the Closed Era, to find someone more inexperienced: Tomas Koch, the Brazilian, achieved it by being five days younger.
To find a younger quarterfinalist, taking into account the four Majors of the season, you have to be in Roland Garros 1990: at that time historical Micheal Chang, aged 18 years and 3 months, was among the eight best after having achieved the title in the previous edition.
Will the young Alcaraz be able to reach the semifinals and continue to write his name on the record list?