Carlos Alcaraz Garfia is a pro tennis player from Spain. He won ATP Tour singles championships, including the 2022 US Open and four Masters 1000 wins. With his US Open title, Alcaraz became the youngest man to lead the rankings at 19Y, 4M, 6D old, and the first to do it during the Open Era.
After becoming professional in 2018, he won three ITF Men’s World Tennis Tour championships and four ATP Challenger Tour titles before breaking into the top 100 in May 2021. At the 2021 Croatia Open, an ATP 250 tournament, Alcaraz reached his first ATP Tour final and won his maiden championship.
After reaching the quarterfinals of the next US Open, he rose to the top 50 and won the year-ending 2021 Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan.
Following his maiden ATP 500 championship at the Rio Open in February 2022, Alcaraz won his first Masters 1000 title at the Miami Open and his second ATP 500 trophy at the Barcelona Open in April, putting him into the top ten.
|Full name||Carlos Alcaraz Garfia|
|DOB||05.05.20023 El Palmar, Murcia, Spain|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Juan Carlos Ferrero|
Carlos Alcaraz Career Stats
- Alcaraz made his ATP main-draw debut at the Rio Open in February 2020, at 16, after getting a wildcard for the singles main event. He beat Albert Ramos Violas there; however, Federico Coria eventually overcame Alcaraz in the second round.
- Alcaraz qualified for the Australian Open main draw, making him the tournament’s youngest player in the men’s singles.
- Alcaraz became the Madrid Open’s youngest match winner, defeating Adrian Mannarino as a wildcard and breaking Rafael Nadal’s 2004 record of 18 years.
- He became the top 100 as the youngest player at 18 on May 24 2021.
- He reached the 3R of a Grand Slam for first time in his career at French Open. He won his maiden ATP title by defeating Richard Gasquet and becoming the youngest tour-level champion since 18-year-old Kei Nishikori won the Delray Beach Open in 2008.
- He was defeated in the second round at Wimbledon by Daniil Medvedev. He reached the fourth round of the US Open after defeating world No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas in a fifth-set tiebreak.
2022: The Beginning of Prime
- Alcaraz, seeded No. 31 for the first time in a Grand Slam, advanced to the 3R of the Australian Open before losing in five sets against Matteo Berrettini.
- Alcaraz made his seeded debut as No. 6 at the French Open.
- Alcaraz advanced to the round of 16 at Wimbledon after overcoming Jan-Lennard Struff in a five-set thriller before eliminating Tallon Griekspoor and Oscar Otte in straight sets.
2023: Century of Wins
- Alcaraz withdrew from the Australian Open on January 7 owing to a hamstring strain in his right leg sustained during training. He lost the world’s No. 1 status after the event to champion Novak Djokovic. He maintained number one spot for a total of 20 weeks.
- He won his 100th career match in the Indian Wells Masters, defeating 31st seed Tallon Griekspoor to go to the 4R, making him the second fastest player to reach this milestone faster the Big 3 and after John McEnroe.
- Alcaraz had been supposed to compete in the Monte-Carlo Masters the following week, but he had to withdraw due to post-traumatic arthritis in his left hand.
- He won his tenth career championship in the 2023 Mutua Madrid Open, where he was the defending champion, over fortunate loser Jan-Lennard Struff.
- Alcaraz earned the opportunity to capture the world No. 1 position by playing his second-round match at the next clay court competition, the Rome Masters. After this, he reclaimed the number-one ranking from Novak Djokovic.
Carlos Alcaraz Endorsements
Nike is one of his major sponsors of clothes and shoes, Babolat for racquets, which he uses. He was named a Rolex, Isdin, ElPozo, and the BMW Spain subsidiary brand ambassador. He also became an ambassador for the American apparel company Calvin Klein in January 2023, specifically for their 1996 knickers campaign.
Carlos Alcaraz Career Prize Money and Net Worth
According to ATP’s official website, this growing star’s total prize is around $15,536,017. His major career winnings come from the US Open title, which is $ 2.6 million.
Besides this, he has won several ATP100, ATP500 and ATP 250 events making him a cumulative fortune of over $15 million.
As per reports, all his money has been managed by his parents as he is fully committed to his sports career for now. A major chunk of his earnings goes into savings, making him a wise young start and a good financial manager.
Grand Slam Record
For now, Alcaraz has only one Grand Slam win in his career. He won the US Open in 2022, beating Casper Ruud 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3. Besides this, he made the 2nd rounds of the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2021. At French Open, his best record in qualifying for the 3rd round.