Carlos Alcaraz admitted that it was special to receive a congratulatory message from Rafael Nadal after his triumph at the US Open. On Sunday, Alcaraz defeated Casper Ruud 6-4 2-6 7-6(1) 6-3 in the US Open final. Shortly after the final, Nadal tweeted: «Congratulations @carlosalcaraz on your first Grand Slam and number 1, which is the culmination of your first great season, which I’m sure will be many more!
Great effort @CasperRuud98! So proud of you! Bad luck today but amazing tournament and season! Keep going!» Nadal tweeted.
Alcaraz on Nadal arriving after the US Open final
“He also congratulated me. Rafael Nadal’s congratulations are always special”, Alcaraz told El Partizado de COPE.
🥰 «The congratulations of @Rafael Nadal is always special
😂 «He congratulated me too @pedrodquevedo«
Alcaraz’s path to the US Open title was not an easy one, but he was able to overcome all the challenges and escape with his first Grand Slam title.
In the quarterfinals, Alcaraz was down two sets to one and Jannik Sinner had a break in the fourth set. However, Alcaraz refused to give up and saved a match point before completing a five-set victory over Sinner. Alcaraz admitted that he was extremely worried when Sinner went ahead by a break in the fourth set.
«The best match was against Jannik Sinner and the best point was the backhand against him. The worst moment was when he broke my serve in the fourth set,» Alcaraz said.
💪🏻 «The best match was against @janniksin and the best point was the blow of the back against him»
🤔 «The worst moment was when @janniksin he broke me in the room»
It has been a great season for Alcaraz, who has now won at every level.
Alcaraz already has a Grand Slam, two Masters and is the new highest ranked player in the world. By beating Ruud in the US Open final, Alcaraz ensured that he would be the one to replace Daniil Medvedev on the ATP ranking list this Monday. Alcaraz’s next big goal will likely be trying to win the ATP Finals.