US Open ignites Alcaraz n° 1, Ruud’s fair play, last thoughts
The seventh and final of Carlos Alcaraz’s works were successfully finished thanks to the Spaniard’s valiant efforts. After a fantastic performance at the US Open, he is currently ranked one in the world in tennis. Before the eyes of Casper Ruud.
The first digit: 1
Carlos Alcaraz, who is 19 years old and 4 months old, won his maiden Grand Slam title with a score of 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/1), and 6-3 in three hours and twenty minutes. The Spanish player won his sixth ATP title in New York, following victories in Umag (in 2021), Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Barcelona, and Madrid, as well as New York (in 2022). A victory that earned him a prize of 2.5 million euros and made him the youngest player to win the US Open since Pete Sampras (19 years and 28 days in 1990) and the youngest player to win a Grand Slam tournament since Rafael Nadal (19 years and 2 days at Roland-Garros in 2005). This victory moves Carlos Alcaraz into the position of world No. 1 for the first time in his career, following in the footsteps of fellow Spaniards Rafael Nadal in 2010, 2013, 2017, and 2019 and Manuel Orantes in 1965. Since the beginning of the ranking system, Carlos Alcaraz holds the record for being the youngest player to ever hold the position of world No. 1. (in August 1973). The Spaniard was able to win over Lleyton Hewitt of Australia (20 years and 9 months in 2001). When they reached the top of the world rankings, he fared better than Marat Safin (20 years and 10 months in 2000) or John McEnroe (21 years and 1 month in 1980). He had a score of 20 years and 10 months. It makes sense for him to become the fourth Spaniard after Carlos Moya (in 1999), Juan Carlos Ferrero (his coach, in 2003), and Rafael Nadal to earn the top spot in the global rankings (in 2008). He climbed the rankings to move immediately from 4e (he was seeded #3 in New York) to #1 in the world, just like Carlos Moya (March 1999), Andre Agassi (July 1999), and Pete Sampras (2000).
The two set points that Casper Ruud had the opportunity to convert in the third set, but he did not do so. This proved to be the deciding factor in the game (at 6-5). They would have let the Norwegian go out to a quick start, giving him the advantage of two sets to one. At that time, Casper Ruud had gained the upper hand over his adversary, who was only standing by the power of the iron determination he had forged within himself. His rival’s strikes no longer contained any fire. At that time, Carlos Alcaraz, despite having a fantastic beginning and a real slack, has the resilience to hang on and the craziness to believe in it. And he gradually, point by point, game by game, regained the momentum and the strength to topple Casper Ruud, who for an entire set and a half appeared to be an impenetrable wall, the regularity of a metronome. And he overcame Casper Ruud by the end of the match. Despite saving a match point in the quarterfinals against Jannik Sinner and prevailing in three matches in five sets, this year’s US Open was unable to avoid the occurrence of this scenario. “The game was a lot of fun to participate in. Many entertaining rallies and shots to take. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out for me, but Carlos stepped up his game when it mattered the most, especially in the third set. It was impossible to compete with him in those set points. It has been demonstrated to us on multiple occasions by him. Casper Ruud summed it up by saying, “He deserves all of the credit.”
The point is that the game is ready to switch when it reaches 4-4 in the 30A position in the 3e set. Fatigue and emotion enjoy playing with the protagonists’ nerves by switching sides and messing with their heads. This does not deter them from fighting even though they are not counting or multiplying the remarkable points. On one of them, Casper Ruud, who at the moment is in the ascendant, physically dominates Carlos Alcaraz, who despite being marked physically, does not want to let go and battles with his heart. The Spaniard wraps things off with his nose pressed to the court of Arthur Ashe. With a friendly smile, as is customary following the exciting exchanges. Whether you win or you lose. The Spaniard who was defeated on this blow will eventually be successful in making his way back into the match and will emerge victorious over the Norwegian metronome.
The representation is of Ruud playing fairly. Additionally, the Norwegians could write history. As soon as the players entered the room, he got the realization that he would have to compete against an audience that had already decided that his competitor would be the winner. He did not demonstrate anything at all. He was ahead at the beginning of the contest, but he managed to hang on. And did not think twice about awarding a point to his rival even after the ball was clearly shown to have doubled in front of the referee. Right in the middle of the storm. Casper Ruud, who was disappointed to have lost the Grand Slam final for the second time, emerged from the test just amid the chaos. Others will suffer because of his game.
Nadal and Real Madrid both tweeted their congratulations to Alcaraz.
After Carlos Alcaraz won the US Open, Rafael Nadal was one of the first people to congratulate him on his victory. The legendary player, who had previously won 22 Grand Slam titles, sent a message of congratulations to his younger compatriot via Twitter. He said, “Congratulations on your first Grand Slam and your number one spot which is the culmination of your first great season which I am sure will call for many more.” Without omitting the unfortunate finalist, the Norwegian Casper Ruud, who was defeated 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-3: ” I applaud your efforts. I couldn’t be more proud of you! I didn’t have any luck today, but it was an amazing event and season overall! Continue! Real Madrid was also quick to offer its congratulations to the young champion, saying, “Congratulations on your historic victory at the US Open.” It is a source of pride that a great Madridista like you wins your first Grand Slam and is the youngest tennis player in the history of the sport to reach the number one slot in the rankings. » “Unbelievable! Congratulation” The slip was made by Coco Gauff on Twitter.
The time now is 11:39 p.m. The amount of time that Carlos Alcaraz spent competing on the court during the tournament. A level of endurance that sets a new record for the most hours played in a single Grand Slam tournament since 1999, surpassing Kevin Anderson’s performance at Wimbledon in 2018 (11:20 p.m.).
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