With 52 wins and five titles, Carlos Alcaraz, 19, has so far been the player of the season. The young Spaniard claimed two ATP 500 crowns, two Masters 1000 titles and his first Major at the recently concluded US Open. Carlos has built a healthy lead over Rafael Nadal and the rest of the field and will try to finish the season as world no.
1 player Alcaraz is currently at home, recharging his batteries after the US Open and Davis Cup and spending time with his family and friends. After that, the youngster will accept the fall schedule and try to stay on the ATP throne.
Carlos will play in Astana, Basel, the Paris Masters, the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup Finals, hoping to get more titles and valuable points. The Spaniard started the season outside the top-30 and did not need long to find himself among the top figures in the world.
Carlos claimed the ATP 500 title in Rio de Janeiro before losing to Rafael Nadal in the Indian Wells semi-final. The youngster conquered Miami two weeks later as the third-youngest Masters 1000 champion! Carlos added another ATP 500 crown to his tally in Barcelona, lifting the trophy and breaking into the top 10 the following day.
With momentum on his side, a teenager ousted Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev en route to his second Masters 1000 shield at home in Madrid.
Carlos Alcaraz will participate in five more tournaments in the remainder of 2022.
With his eyes on the ATP throne, Alcaraz lost the Roland Garros quarterfinals and fell in the Hamburg and Umag title matches in consecutive weeks.
Carlos bounced back at the US Open and defeated seven opponents to become the seventh youngest Major champion in the Open era. The Spaniard saved a match point against Jannik Sinner in the quarterfinals and eliminated Frances Tiafoe and Casper Ruud en route to his career best moment.
«I want to get home and see my family again. My parents were at the Davis Cup, but I was thinking about other things. I really want to sit down with my family, eat with them and hang out. I think about tennis almost all year round, and there are times when you get saturated and want to disconnect.
Being with my family and friends helps. After the break, I will play Astana, Basel, Paris, the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup Finals. I will try to finish the season as number one in the world. 1,» Carlos Alcaraz said.