After finishing last year No. 32, Carlos Alcaraz made the leap and is now guaranteed to finish 2022 as the No. 1 player in the world.
The 19-year-old sensation becomes the youngest ATP year-end No. 1 ever. That’s younger than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras and the list goes on and on of the now-17 to finish on top.
Alcaraz secured the position in the last 24 hours which saw Stefanos Tsitsipas lose yesterday and then today in Turin Rafael Nadal lost in straights followed by Casper Ruud winning a set which eliminated Nadal from the semifinals assuring Alcaraz the No. 1 ranking.
Alcaraz did not play in Turin due to an ab tear but is expected to return healthy for the start of 2023.
Alcaraz is the first non-Big 4 to finish No. 1 since Andy Roddick in 2003. He has held No. 1 since his US Open title starting on September 12, or the last 10 weeks.
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