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It goes without saying that Carlos Alcaraz is the man of the moment right now in the tennis world. While people started to be curious about his talents in 2021 – 2022 has been the year where he has truly shown what he can do. And last week in Madrid, Alcaraz claimed his second Masters title of the season. The tournament win now puts Alcaraz in a class of his own according to the 2022 statistics.
He is now the only player on tour to have claimed 4 singles titles – 2 Masters titles and 2 titles at the ATP 500 level. So clearly, Alcaraz is the most in-form player on the ATP Tour, at the time of writing. But while many fans are going crazy for his recent Madrid title, there are quite a few things that have slid under the radar. And now, I’d like to show you exactly what he has managed to achieve here beside another Masters title.
Amazing Alcaraz Statistics and Facts Following the Madrid Open
At this point, we all know that Carlos Alcaraz won the 2022 Madrid Open in impressive fashion. And he absolutely destroyed Alex Zverev in the finals by a score of 6-3 6-1, in just over an hour on the court! But below, I’d like to show you some other things he has achieved because of his Madrid title:
First Man to Do the Double Over Nadal and Djokovic Since 2010
For me, this was one of the most impressive things that he managed to do in Madrid this year. Believe it or not, the last time that the same player beat both Nadal and Djokovic in the same event was back in 2010. And the man to do it was none other than the legendary Roger Federer. So of course, Alcaraz is following in some pretty big footsteps by accomplishing this.
Rise to Number 6 in the ATP Rankings
After Alcaraz managed to win the 500 event in Barcelona, he officially entered the top 10 rankings for the first time. The hype surrounding this was enormous, as expected. But now that he has secured another Masters 1000 title, he has moved up to number 6 in the rankings. Should he have a deep-draw run at the French Open (if not win it), he has the chance to surpass Stefanos Tsitsipas too, who is currently ranked number 5.
Youngest Madrid Open Winner Ever
It would seem that the list of record-breaking achievements for Carlos Alcaraz just keeps on flowing! Before Alcaraz won the event, the youngest ever winner was the clay court king – Rafael Nadal. He managed to do this at 19 years of age in 2005. But he turned 20 just a couple of months later. As for Alcaraz, he quite literally turned 19 during the event, making him the youngest Madrid Open winner of all time.
And thanks to this achievement, he is now listed as the second favorite to win the 2022 French Open. I for one feel that he could well win the title too!