Carlos Alcaraz wins Madrid Open 2022

Carlos Alcaraz, the brightest talent of the Spanish tennis village, defeated the world No 3 player Alexander Zverev to win the Mutua Madrid Open 2022.

The 19-year-old took just 62 minutes to finish the match 6-3 and 6-1, making it the second youngest player in history to win a Masters 1000. This record is held by Rafael Nadal with the Monte Carlo Masters and Rome Masters titles in 2005 – when he was 18 years old.

At Mutua Madrid Open 2022, Carlos Alcaraz was ranked 7th seed. Not many people believe that this young player can reach the Finals because he shares the same bracket with 2 monuments of tennis, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. . However, Alcaraz surprised when he defeated Nadal in the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 1-6 and 6-3 victory. Next, he defeated the world No. 1 player – Novak Djokovic in the Semifinals with a score of 6-7, 7-5 and 7-6 on his 19th birthday to enroll in the Finals.

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Carlos Alcaraz celebrates victory.

In the final, Alcaraz focused on shots from the end of the field, targeting Alexander Zverev’s forehand. The Spaniard was particularly strong when he switched from defense to attack, scoring a crucial break in the sixth game before winning the first set.

In the second set, Alcaraz did not change tactics. He regularly used long balls to create difficulties for Zverev, making his opponents miserable with powerful return shots, thereby gaining 3 break points before closing the match with a 6 victory. 3 and 6-1.

The final victory over Zverev helped Alcaraz go down in history as the first player to beat three world leaders at an ATP Masters 1000 tournament since 2007. At the same time, he also rose to No. 6 world after the ATP rankings are updated next Monday.

I must say last week was the best time of my life”, Alcaraz shared with Eurosport after the special victory.

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