Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz is emerging as a big player in world tennis. Carlos Alcaraz stunned Rafael Nadal first, and then Novak Djokovic, for two days in a row at the clay-court Madrid Open. In the final of the tournament, the 19-year-old Alcaraz defeated defending champion Zverev 6-3, 6-1 to clinch the tournament.
After losing to Alcaraz in the semi-final match, Djokovic was also very impressed with him. Djokovic said that the way Alkaraz handled the pressure is commendable and his maturity in the game at such a young age amazes me a lot.
Carlos was born on 5 May 2003 in Spain. He started playing tennis at the age of 4. His inspiration was his father, Carlos Alcaraz Gonzalez, who was the top-40 tennis player in Spain.
Alcaraz is coached by top-seeded former player Juan Carlos Ferrero. Under his guidance, Carlos started playing professional tennis at the age of 15. Alcaraz is one of the few players in tennis history who did not lose in the first round of his debut Grand Slam.
Alcaraz became the first player to defeat both Nadal and Djokovic on clay court.