With an incredible tournament and a final played in an extraordinary way, the nineteen year old Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz, from Murcia, beat the Norwegian Casper Ruud in the night and took home the first Grand Slam title of his very young career.
In addition to this success, Carlos also conquered the scepter of world number one, beating the young Norwegian talent in the photo finish. After dominating the first set Alcaraz found some too many difficulties, he gave up in the second set and had to fight a lot in the third set.
Alcaraz had the coldness at 5-6 to cancel several set points and in the fourth set only one break was enough to take home the title. Great victory for Alcaraz who thus enters the history of this sport.
This is how Carlos Alcaraz made history
Carlos Alcaraz became tonight at 19 years, 4 months and a few days the youngest player ever to become number one in the world, thus breaking all records for precocity.
The young Iberian overtook the Australian Lleyton Hewitt in this particular ranking, who led this ranking with the record achieved at just 20 years, eight months and 23 days. Behind him in this particular ranking present in the list the Russian Marat Safin and John McEnroe while further back all three members of the Big Three, which Alcaraz has literally outclassed with this record.
Rafael Nadal became number one at 22 years, two months and 15 days while Novak Djokovic, the one who holds the record for weeks at the head of the ATP ranking, became number one for the first time 'only' at 24 years, one month and 13 days old.
With this success, Alcaraz destroys all records of earliness and closes a great year that goes beyond all expectations. Big regrets instead for our Jannik Sinner, who, in the quarter-finals, served for the match and wasted a match point against Alcaraz, but only collapsed in the fifth and decisive set. A bad elimination against the one who went on to become the world's number one youngest ever.