The Spaniard who resisted two balls from Rode to win the third set, He is also the youngest Grand Slam champion since compatriot and idol Rafael Nadal (Roland Garros, 2005) The giant who aspires to succeed.
After winning the final point, Alcaraz broke down on the track in tears and ran to embrace the stands with his father Carlos and former world number one coach Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Alcaraz fulfilled his double dream in a grueling final match in which he overcame the high tier of Rode, another Roland Garros runner-up, and the two-week exhaustion in which he competed longer on the court than anyone else at a Grand Slam. .
The wonders of the small town of Elmar (Murcia) Resist pressure in the most difficult moments The rainy September 11th in New York culminated in the world’s largest tennis court.
After a brief, emotional memorial to the victims of the 2001 attacks, Alcaraz was given a standing ovation by 23,800 New York fans, who enjoyed his ascent during a tournament filled with thrilling victories and museum plays.
Congratulations to Carlos Alcaraz on winning your first major tournament
“Congratulations to Carlos Alcaraz on your first major championship and first place, which is the culmination of your great first season, I am sure it will be so much more!” Rafael Nadal immediately congratulated him on Twitter.
our end Tweet embed On your first major championship and for the first place which is the culmination of your first great season which I am sure will be so much more! 👏🏻
great effort Tweet embed So proud of you! Strong luck today but an amazing championship and season! Keep going!
– Rafael Nadal (@Rafael Nadal)
September 11, 2022
Since the establishment of the ATP rankings in 1973, Alcaraz has been the 28th player to reach the top and fourth in Spain, after Nadal, Carlos Moya and Juan Carlos Ferrero, coach of the Jewel.
against the ropes
In the antechamber of a historic double win, The carder started the game with his somewhat shrunken arm. From the stands, they didn’t take long to cheer on their new stepson, with chants of “Let’s go Carlos!” The Spaniards ease the nerves.
Breathing in with his first break, Alcaraz tried to bring speed into the match but lacked the spark in the face of Norwegian consistency. He kept his slim lead to win the first set but in the second he seemed to be attacked by the physical and mental toll he took in New York.
In his three games this week, he’s been on the field for 15 hours and 13 minutes, versus Rudd’s 8:56, to survive the nightly fights against Cilic, Tiafoe and Sinner, in which he saved match point. Rudd saw his chance and got the second set in his pocketseven with some of its rival’s most common subtleties.
In the third, Alcaraz saw how Roode overtook him to advance 4-5, expressing his frustration with a racket shot into the net.
For the first time in the tournament, Alcaraz saw how his most clever and enthusiastic exchange-winning opponent came out, bringing a crowd full of celebrities to their feet.
Leading 4-5, Rudd enjoyed two set points in the fast-paced tiebreak from which Alcaraz emerged victorious with one last exchange in the stratosphere that this time fell to his side.
The Norwegian surrendered in tie breaker Through several well-skewed shots that allowed the Spaniard to lead with a comfortable 7-1 score. In the last set, Roode gave up in the sixth game After his defeat in June in Paris by Nadal, he succumbed to the new Spanish phenomenon.
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