Carlos Alcaraz Garfia takes on Felix Auger Aliassime in the quarter-finals of the 2021 US Open. Here’s everything you need to know about Spain’s latest tennis star.
Who is Carlos Alcaraz Garfia?
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia is a Spanish tennis player who is currently ranked 54 in the world.
Born on 5 May 2003, the teenager only turned 18 this year.
And what a year it has been.
In July 2021, he reached his first ATP final at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open in Umag. He beat Richard Gasquet in the final, becoming the youngest tour-level champion since 18-year-old Kei Nishikori won Delray Beach in 2008.
Alcaraz also became the youngest Spaniard to win an ATP Tour title since Nadal claimed his first trophy in Sopot in 2004.
Who is Carlos Alcaraz’ coach?
Alcaraz is coached by former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Carlos Alcaraz at the 2021 US Open
Alcaraz defeated world number three Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round of the 2021 US Open.
He is the youngest player to defeat an ATP top-three player at the US Open since the computerised rankings were introduced in 1973.
After beating Peter Gojowczyk to reach the quarter-finals, he became the youngest US Open men’s quarter-finalist in the open era.
He also became the youngest men’s singles quarter-finalist in a Grand Slam tournament since 18-year-old Michael Chang at the 1990 French Open.
Carlos Alcaraz Instagram
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia has almost 209,000 followers on Instagram, @carlitosalcarazz
His most recent post acknowledged his win at the US Open.