Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz, 19, won the tournament in Madrid on Sunday, easily beating the German Alexander Zverev, world number 3 in the final, 6-3, 6-1.
After eliminating Rafael Nadal (in the quarterfinals) and Novak Djokovic (in the semifinals), Carlitos, as he likes to be called, made a very solid match in the last act as well.
The match lasted only 63 minutes.
For Alcaraz, it is the second ATP Masters 1,000 title in his career (he won in Miami this year as well). It is also the fourth title this season, after the Rio de Janeiro, Miami Masters and Barcelona. He also has the Umag trophy (2021).
In the the previous two meetings last year, Zverev had won.
From Monday, the young Iberian will be on the 6th place in the world.
“It’s great to be able to beat such players: two of the best players in history and Zverev, the 3rd place in the world,” said Alcaraz.
“I would say this is the best week of my life, so I will really enjoy this tour.”
The Spaniard added: “I have seen Rafa lift this trophy so many times over the years, it has given me the strength to work hard for this moment. That’s a great thing for me. This is the first tournament I’ve watched since I was a kid, so picking up this trophy was so exciting. “
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(VIDEO) Djokovic’s reaction after Carlos Alcaraz sent him home!
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