Present and future. The level the young man is showing Carlos Alcaraz (55 °) at US Open does not stop astonishing locals and others in the world of tennis. With his victory over Peter Gojowczyk (141 °) and the subsequent classification to quarter finals of the tournament, the Spaniard reached a new mark: he is the fourth player since 2005 what does it get win an ATP title, a Challenger and get between the 8 best at the US Open in a same season.
With 18 years and 4 months, the one born in Murcia, Spain, does not stop giving the note in the cement of New York. The last Major of the season is just a confirmation of all the good things achieved in 2021. It is that in the Challenger of You heard 3, disputed in Portugal last May, the current World No. 55 was consecrated champion by beating the Argentine in the final Facundo Bagnis by 6-4 and 6-4.
Months later, his first trophy on the professional circuit. In the brick dust of Umag ATP 250, Croatia, the European touched the sky after beating the experienced Frenchman in the decisive match Richard Gasquet by a double 6-2.
In its first participation In the last Grand Slam of the year, Alcaraz will try to continue expanding his fledgling career in the sport when he faces the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (15 °) with the aim of reaching the semifinals.
Only three names have achieved the same as the Spanish in this year since 2005. In the season 2019, the Italian Matteo Berrettini, current No. 8 in the world won the Phoenix Challenger, was crowned in the ATP of Budapest and Stuttgart and got between the best four on Flushing Meadows where he fell to Rafael Nadal.
For his part, the Swiss Stan wawrinka, former world number three and winner of three Grand Slam, had a 2010 fantastic. At that time, he won the ATP 250 title in White House, then did the same in the Challenger of Lugano and reached the rooms In New York.
Finally, it appears James Blake, who won 10 titles throughout his career and reached number 4 in the ranking. On 2005, the American began by winning the Tunica Resorts and Forest Hills Challenger, respectively. After that, he was crowned in the New Haven ATP before Feliciano López and succumbed in the quarter finals of the US Open against legend Andre Agassi.