Carlos Alcaraz has been making historical past on many ranges during the last yr. Last September, when the Spaniard grew to become the youngest US Open males’s singles quarterfinalist in Open Era historical past, was only the start. On Sunday we noticed Alcaraz hit a couple of extra milestones at Rio.
First he grew to become the youngest ATP 500 champion in historical past, a class that was began in 2009.
More impressively, Alcaraz’s title in Rio catapults him contained in the Top-20 and makes him the youngest energetic participant to ever maintain a Top-20 rating. Not even Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer can high what Alcaraz has performed by reaching the Top-20 on the age of 18 years, 9 months and 16 day.
According to the ATP, Nadal is the one different energetic ATP participant to have reached the Top-20 earlier than turning 19 – the Spaniard was 18 years, ten months and at some point outdated.
Alcaraz: 2/21/2022 – reaches Top-20 at 18 years, 9 months and 16 days
Nadal: 4/4/2005 – reaches Top-20 at 18 years, ten months and at some point
Djokovic: 10/9/2006 – reaches the Top-20 at 19 years, 4 months and 17 days
Federer: 2/26/2001 – reaches the Top-20 at 19 years, six months and 18 days
Alcaraz is the youngest participant to crack the Top-20 since Andrei Medvedev in 1993.