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Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz was born on May 5, 2003, and is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is currently ranked as the ATP world No. 2. Alcaraz has won six titles, including the 2022 US Open and two ATP Masters 1000 titles. By winning the US Open, Alcaraz became the youngest ever male world No. 1 at 19 years, 4 months and 6 days, and the first teenager in the Open Era to top the men's rankings. As a junior, Alcaraz was ranked world No. 22 and won two titles on the ITF Junior Circuit.

After turning pro in 2018, he won three titles on the ITF Men's World Tennis Tour and four on the ATP Challenger Tour and entered the top 100 rankings in May 2021. Two months later, Alcaraz reached his first final of the ATP Tour at the 2021 Croatia Open, an ATP 250 tournament, where he won his first title. He subsequently broke into the top 50 after reaching the quarterfinals at the following US Open and won the 2021 year-end Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan.

After winning his first ATP 500 title at the Rio Open in February 2022, Alcaraz won his first Masters 1000 title at the Miami Open and his second ATP 500 title at the Barcelona Open in April, propelling him into the top 10. Carlos began playing at the age of three in his father's tennis school and in the early years his idol was Rafael Nadal. He shined since he was a child, graduating under 10 regional champion. At fifteen he entered the Equelite academy in Villena of the former world number 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero, who became his coach and would also follow him as a professional.

In July 2023 he won Wimbledon by beating Novak Djokovic in 5 sets in an epic final.

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