Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz won the men’s singles at the US Open and will become the world’s youngest number one ranked player in history after winning his first Grand Slam title. The 19-year-old Murcia native defeated Nor Casper Rudd 6:4, 2:6, 7:6, 6:3 in the final and replaced Russian Daniil Medvedev on both thrones.
Rudd, who is four years his senior, also lost his second Grand Slam final this year after Roland Garros and failed in a head-to-head fight for the ATP Ranking Leader position.
The third-seeded Cars beat Roode in their third match but lost a set to him for the first time. The 19-year-old Spaniard dominated the fencing in three hours and 23 minutes, while he will overtake Australian Lleyton Hewitt for the position of the world’s youngest player in history. He ascended the throne at the age of 20, 8 months and 23 days.
Alcaraz received a $2.6 million (about 64.2 million crowns) bonus for the win, with Rod taking half.