Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz won his first Grand Slam title and became the youngest world number one player in tennis history. The 19-year-old won the US Open final in New York against Norway’s Casper Ruud, 23, 6:4, 2:6, 7:6 (7:1), 6:3 and replaced Russian Daniil. Medvedev as a world leader. There has never been a single number smaller than Alkaraz among men. The exceptional talent is also the first teenager since compatriot Rafael Nadal in the 2005 (French Open) to win a Grand Slam tournament.
Alcaraz received a prize money of 2.6 million US dollars for winning. The defeated Rod, 23, who would have been the first Norwegian to win a Grand Slam and be the number one in the world, can console himself with $1.3 million.
“It’s going to get on my nerves – and we’ll both feel it,” Rudd said before the match. Both youngsters got off to a tense start in front of about 24,000 spectators at Arthur Ashe Stadium, with Alcaraz feeling the exhaustion of the previous six games with a total playing time of 20:19 hours in the second set. But the Spaniard fought successfully and during the match broke the previous record of South African Kevin Anderson at Grand Slams, which was 23:20 hours since Wimbledon 2018.
A few hours ago, Czech women Barbora Krejsekova and Katerina Sinyakova won the women’s doubles competition. The duo won the final against Katie McNally and Taylor Townsend of the USA by 3:6, 7:5 and 6:1. For Krijikova and Sinyakova, it was their sixth joint Grand Slam victory. Kryzhikova also triumphed in singles at the 2021 French Open.
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