The young Carlitos is already the new world number one in tennis. Carlos Alcaraz Garfia won his first major on the biggest tennis court in the worldArthur Ashe from New York, in four sets to another of the figures of the future of tennis, Casper Ruud.
At 19, he repeats the age when Nadal won his first major. But it should not be normal to compare Mallorcan and Murciana because the routes, times and competitors are different.
Alcaraz plays his career in a circle where he hits the ball very hard, something he can counter, but also in a sport where rudeness has come to be represented by the likes of Nick Kyrgios.
The big three (Nadal-Federer-Djokovic) fade as the months go by. And now comes tennis as Alcaraz seeks to dominate the hard courts, brick dust and grass of Wimbledon already surrendering to Carlos III before Carlos I arrives, one day.
Alcaraz beat himself because in the second set everything seemed doomed for the big defeat that many were asking for to trust his career to frustration before the glory arrives. But the 2-6 scoreline did not end with the Murcia man who found the strength of El Palmar cheering him on from thousands of kilometers away focused on the town square..
A very suffering 7-6 and 6-3 there Ruud was no longer capable of anything because the blows of the Spaniards came and went without time to react.
In a psychological slump, Juan Carlos Ferrero asked his student to “concentrate” and not on his game, rather in his head as his thoughts did not allow him to focus clearly on the game.
alcaraz never gives up. He achieved superhuman levels throughout the tournament and in the final it would be no less if the voice of “Never gonna give you up”, Rick Astley, continued with his nerves and his hands crossed the game along with other personalities such as Bon Jovi. , Spike Lee or Michael Bloomberg.
To Carlos Alcaraz’s epic, we must add three more Spaniards who conquered the North American circuit. Madrid’s Martin Landaluce, US Open Junior Champion, and Galician Martin de la Puente in wheelchair doubles with Frenchman Nicolás Peifer.
“I’m sure there will be many more”this is not said by the public, it is said by Rafa Nadal who a few minutes after the final congratulated Alcaraz and encouraged Ruud.