Update: 12.09.2022 02:09
New York – Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz won the men’s singles at the US Open and will become the youngest world number one in history after winning the first Grand Slam title of his career. The 19-year-old native of Murcia defeated Nor Casper Ruud 6:4, 2:6, 7:6, 6:3 in the final and replaced the Russian Daniil Medvedev on both thrones. Ruud, who is four years older, also lost the second Grand Slam final of the year after Roland Garros and failed in the direct fight for the post of leader of the ATP rankings.
Tournament number three Alcaraz beat Ruud in their third match, but lost a set against him for the first time. The 19-year-old Spaniard dominated the duel in three hours and 23 minutes, while he will surpass the Australian Lleyton Hewitt in the position of the youngest world number one in history. He ascended the throne at 20 years, 8 months and 23 days.
Alcaraz received a bonus of 2.6 million dollars (about 64.2 million crowns) for the triumph, Ruud will get half.
US Open tennis tournament in New York
(hard surface, $60 million endowment)
Singles – Final:
Alcaraz (3-Sp.) – Ruud (5-Nor.) 6:4, 2:6, 7:6 (7:1), 6:3.
Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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