2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick congratulated Carlos Alcaraz for making tennis history as he feels the 19-year-old will have many more great moments in his career. On Sunday, Alcaraz won his first Grand Slam title and wrote tennis history.
In the US Open final, Alcaraz defeated Casper Ruud in four sets. By winning the US Open final, Alcaraz also rose to No. 1 in the world. Alcaraz is now the highest ranked youngest player in tennis history. Roddick, who turned 21 just days before winning the US Open in 2003, took a moment to congratulate Alcaraz on his impressive year and praised him for being a personable and mature guy off the court.
Roddick on Alcaraz: The future is here
«The future is here. What a pleasure it has been to see @carlosalcaraz improve so quickly. The youngest number one in the history of our game. I was lucky enough to know him for the last two weeks.
As mature/nice off the pitch as he is dynamic on it. Cheers to the first of many Majors Charlie Brown,» Roddick tweeted.
The future is here. What a pleasure it has been to see @carlosalcaraz get better so fast. The youngest number one in the history of our game.
I was lucky enough to meet him for the last two weeks. As mature/nice off the pitch as he is dynamic on it. Cheers to the first of many majors Carlitos! — andyroddick (@andyroddick) September 12, 2022
Before the 2022 season began, coach Juan Carlos Ferrero revealed that they would like to finish the year inside the top 15 and possibly reach the ATP Finals.
But Alcaraz has achieved much more, as this season he has won a Grand Slam, two Masters titles and has reached the top of the world ranking. Alcaraz admits that even he is surprised by his impressive rise in 2022. «He’s crazy to me.
I never thought I would achieve something like this at 19 years old. So everything came so fast,” Alcaraz said. “For me it is incredible. It’s something I’ve dreamed of since I was a child, since I started playing tennis.
Of course, lifting this trophy today is unbelievable for me.» Now Alcaraz’s goal will be to try and win the ATP Finals later this year.