Us Open: Carlos Alcaraz Tops Casper Ruud And Wins First Major Crown

Carlos Alcaraz beats Casper Ruud and wins his first Major crown


Carlos Alcaraz is the US Open champion! The Spaniard defeated Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 in three hours and 20 minutes for his first Major crown at 19 years and four months. Thus, Carlos became the youngest Major winner since Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros 2005.

Also, a super talented star is the new world no. 1, achieving it as the youngest player since the inception of the ATP rankings in 1973! Carlos had a memorable run in New York, beating three consecutive opponents in five sets and prevailing over Ruud in four sets to become the youngest US Open winner after Pete Sampras.

Alcaraz fired 14 aces and fended off two set points in game 12 of the crucial third set. He claimed the tie break and outclassed the Norwegian in the fourth set to drop to the floor and celebrate the title.

Carlos Alcaraz won the first Major crown in New York.

Casper played better behind the second serve and claimed just five points less than Carlos after a solid performance in the second set when he had the lead.

Both players delivered three breaks of serve, and it was a close battle from start to finish as they both chased the first Major trophy and the ATP throne. The returnees missed their chances in the opening games of the encounter before Alcaraz grabbed a break for 2-1.

The Spaniard survived a break chance in game four to confirm the lead and served well for the remainder of the set for 6-4 after 49 minutes. Ruud took the reins in the second set and played well behind the second serve. He built the lead in game six and closed out the set with another break in game eight for 6-2 and a huge drive before set three.

Carlos took an early break in the third set and Casper recovered it in game four for 2-2. Both served well until game 12 when Alcaraz served to stay in the set for the second time. The youngster fended off two set points with gutsy tennis to introduce a tie break and gain momentum.

The Spaniard claimed it 7-1 for a huge boost and two sets to one lead. Alcaraz produced five comfortable holds in the fourth set and kept the pressure on the other side. He broke Ruud in game six and emerged on top with a control in game nine to lift the trophy and write history books.

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