Carlos Alcaraz Bio

  • • Father, Carlos; mother, Virginia; siblings, Alvaro, Sergio and Jaime.
  • • Began playing at age 4 thanks to his dad.
  • • Favourite shot is forehand, surface is clay, tournament is Roland Garros and city on tour is New York.
  • • Coached by countryman Juan Carlos Ferrero, who won Roland Garros title and became World No. 1 soon after Alcaraz was born in 2003.
  • • Tennis idol is countryman and former World No. 1 Rafael Nadal.
  • • One of 5 athletes selected as part of 2022 TIME100 Next, which recognised rising stars throughout various professions around the world.
  • • Received 2 ATP Tour awards in 2022: ATP No. 1 presented by Pepperstone and Most Improved Player of the Year.
  • • Named ATP Newcomer of the Year in 2020 after jumping from No. 491 to No. 141 in Pepperstone ATP Rankings.
  • • Also enjoys golf and football. Favourite football team is Real Madrid.
  • • Likes listening to reggaeton music.
  • • Favourite actor is Will Smith and movie is Rocky Balboa.
  • • Withdrew from 2022 Nitto ATP Finals and 2023 Australian Open after tearing an oblique muscle during 2022 Paris QF against fellow 19-year-old Holger Rune.

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