Everything we know about Carlos Alcaraz’ parents and brothers as the Spanish tennis star makes the 2022 US Open final.
Carlos Alcaraz is into his first Grand Slam final at the 2022 US Open, where he takes on Casper Ruud. The match is especially significant as the two players will be competing for both the title and the world No. 1 ranking.
19-year-old Alcaraz is arguably tennis’ brightest young star. The Spaniard is the youngest man to reach a US Open semifinal and final since Pete Sampras when he won the title in 1990.
He is also the youngest man to reach a slam final since fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal won his first title at the 2005 French Open.
Alcaraz on the verge of history
If Alcaraz is able to win the US Open, he will become the youngest player (19 years and four months) to become world no.1 since Lleyton Hewitt, who was 20 when he became world No. 1 in 2001.
Speaking after his epic five-set win over American Frances Tiafoe in the semifinals, he said: “It’s amazing to be able to fight for big things. First time in a final of a grand slam. I can see the No 1 but at the same time, it’s so far.
“I have one more to go against a player who plays incredible. I’m going to give everything that I have. I’m going to enjoy the moment and let’s see what happens.”
Carlos Alcaraz’ parents including former tennis player dad
The US Open finalist was born on 5 May 2003 in El Palmar, Murcia (Spain). Carlos Alcaraz’ parents are father Carlos Alcaraz Gonzalez and mother Virginia Garfia.
Carlos first started playing tennis at the Real Sociedad Club de Campo de Murcia when he was four years old. His father Carlos Alcaraz Gonzalez was the director of the tennis academy at the time.
The younger Carlos was greatly inspired by his father, who is a former player and top 40 player in Spain. He is one of the few players from Murcia to ever make it onto the ATP Tour.
Speaking about his parents’ help as he navigates success at a young age, he said: “Obviously, my parents control the money for me. To buy some golf clubs, which I love; I don’t ask permission, but for a good car, yes. I’m still fighting it.
“My father is tougher and my mother less, so to go out and those things I tell my mother. I don’t have time as such, but they always tell me ‘don’t be late’. As much as I try not to make any noise when I get home, they always wake up and catch me.”
Carlos Alcaraz’ brothers
His parents are often seen in his box, supporting their son. So too are Carlos Alcaraz’ three brothers, Alvaro, Sergio, and Jaime.
However, there is speculation that Carlos’ father may not be in his box for the US final. It remains to be seen if he is in New York but it is thought Carlos’ brothers will be there.
They’ll no doubt be cheering on Carlos as he attempts to write himself into the history books.
Find out about Alcaraz’ coaching team here!