Carlos Alcaraz is a Spanish professional tennis player with a career-high singles ranking of No.1, which he achieved in September 2022 and held throughout 2023. He has 12 ATP singles career and he has won the 2022 US Open and 2023 Wimbledon titles.

Player Profile

Height / weight 1.83 m / 74 kg
Born 5 May 2003
Nationality Spain Spain
Playing Style Right Handed

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia was born on May 5, 2003 in El Palmar, Murcia in Spain. He continues to live in Spain in Villena. He stands 183 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 74 kg. Alcaraz is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand. His father was tennis academy director at the Real Sociedad Club de Campo de Murcia. He also attended the JC Ferrero Sport Academy.

Alcaraz turned pro in 2018 and is coached by Juan Carlos Ferrero. Throughout his career, he has earned almost $20 million in prize money.

Career

Alcaraz debuted in the ATP in 2020 at the Rio Open. He made his Grand Slam main draw debut in 2021 at the Australian Open. Later, he was in the third round of the French Open. At the end of the year, he was in the quarterfinals of the US Open. The following year, he was in the quarters at Roland Garros, the third round of the Aussie Open, and the fourth round of Wimbledon.

Alcaraz has reached two ATP Masters 1000 finals in 2022. He won the Miami Open title, beating Casper Ruud. Later, he won the Madrid Open, beating Alexander Zverev. Later in 2022, he made the French Open quarter-finals and Wimbledon fourth round, but would claim a breakthrough major triumph at the US Open, winning three consecutive five-set matches to make the final, which he won 6-4 2-6 7-6(7-1) 6-3 over Casper Ruud. Alcaraz finished the 2022 ATP season as the world number one.

In 2023, Alcaraz missed the Australian Open due to injury but returned with a run of titles, including at Indian Wells. Alcaraz lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2023 French Open semi-finals, not helped by cramps.

But at the 2023 Wimbledon Championships, Alcaraz got the better of Djokovic in an epic five-set final. That ended Djokovic’s Wimbledon domination, snapping his 34-match winning streak at the event and breaking the ‘big-four’s domination of the event dating back to 2002.

Career Record

Singles

  • Highest Singles Ranking: 1 (September 12, 2022)
  • Current Singles Ranking: 2 (January 15, 2024)

Best Grand Slam Singles Performances

  • Australian Open - 3R (2022)
  • French Open - SF (2023)
  • Wimbledon - W (2023)
  • US Open - W (2022)

Doubles

  • Highest Doubles Ranking: 519 (May 9, 2022)
  • Current Doubles Ranking: 537 (August 22, 2022)

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