With his recent victory over Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (91st in the ATP ranking) in the Next Gen Finals, the revelation of the year, Carlos Alcaraz (32nd), reached 30 victories so far this season and became the youngest player to achieve this figure since Rafael Nadal in 2004.
Striking data that show the high level that the native of Murcia is handling, because in addition, may go so far as to break this mark set by the former world No. 1, who finished the season with a 30-17 record. For the moment, Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil reaps a total of 30 victories and 19 defeats.
Another of the great points to take into account when comparing these two Spanish beasts is the age at which they achieved their first title. When Rafa was consecrated for the first time in that 2004 it was in Sopot with just 18 years, 2 months and 13 days. The curious difference is that Alcaraz did it this season in Umag with 18 years, 2 months and 20 days. A small disparity of just a week between one and the other.
Buying one of the tennis legends with a young man who is just taking his first steps is somewhat rushed, but it is certain that he is going the right way.