Carlos Alcaraz Moves Closer To Boris Becker

Carlos Alcaraz approaches Boris Becker

Carlos Alcaraz, 19, has been working hard on his comeback, hoping to start the 2023 season injury-free. Carlos is spending his 11th week as the world number one. 1, taking the ATP throne after his first Major crown at the US Open.

Thus, the young Spaniard became the 20th player to do so since 1973, a week behind six-time Major winner Boris Becker. Alcaraz must keep the no. 1 place at least until February or March with a strong run at the Australian Open.

It looks good to pass Mats Wilander and put himself in a position to go after Ilie Nastase and other players with 40+ weeks on the ATP throne. The youngster has made impressive progress up the list in the last three years.

He started the 2022 season just outside the top 30 and hoped to finish it in the top 15. Instead, in September, Alcaraz became the best player in the world, holding his first Major title in New York and writing history books.

The Spaniard suffered a tight loss to Matteo Berrettini at the Australian Open before winning his first ATP 500 crown in Rio de Janeiro as the youngest winner at that level since 2009.

Carlos Alcaraz is the 20th player with 11 No.

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The young gun pushed Rafael Nadal to the limit in the Indian Wells semi-final before losing after more than three hours. Carlos took more steps in Miami, going all the way and becoming the third youngest Masters 1000 champion after Michael Chang and Rafael Nadal!

Alcaraz did not have to wait to lift another notable trophy, conquering Barcelona in late April to back-to-back ATP 500 titles. He reached the top 10 with those points, joining the elite group of players to do so before his 19th birthday.

Not stopping there, the youngster hoisted another Masters 1000 shield in front of home fans in Madrid after beating Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev in three days. Carlos became number one in the world. 1 contender and added more valuable points with the Roland Garros quarterfinals.

Alcaraz lost back-to-back ATP clay-court finals in July and entered the US Open as the world number one. 4. He saved a match point in the quarterfinal thriller against Jannik Sinner to extend his trip. Carlos edged out Frances Tiafoe in the semifinal and advanced to his first Major final.

Alcaraz battled for the ATP throne and a Major title against Casper Ruud and posted a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 victory in three hours and 20 minutes. After this incredible success, the Spaniard slowed down a bit, resting his body and hoping for a good race in Basel and Paris.

Carlos lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime in the Basel semifinal and reached the quarterfinals in Paris. He injured his left abdominal wall against his contemporary Holger Rune, retiring in the closing stages of the second set and returning to Spain.

After further checks, Alcaraz revealed an abdominal muscle injury that sidelined the youngest world number one. 1 of the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup Finals.

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