Carlos Alcaraz is definitely not having the best moment of the 2022 season and his entire early career. For the first time since becoming a stable professional tennis player in the ATP Tour, the Spaniard has lost two consecutive finals in tournaments also close to each other on clay, the surface probably more congenial to him and on which he has already achieved incredible results already at the age of 19.
The Iberian is reflecting on the mistakes made during the final acts of the competitions in Hamburg and Umag, lost respectively to Lorenzo Musetti and Jannik Sinner. A situation that has never happened before and at the moment the real obstacles of the very young player seem to be the Italians: of the 7 overall, 4 defeats accused by the top 5 due to the Italians.
The athlete trained by coach Juan Carlos Ferrero, after this moment of break from the field given the two weeks in which he has been engaged on clay, will prepare to fly to the United States of America. The Masters 1000 in Montreal and Cincinnati await him very soon and then the US Open, all events in which he will want to be among the protagonists.
The impressive record
Alcaraz achieved a truly surprising milestone recently, which allowed him to enter history again. The Spaniard is the first player of the entire tour, even going back in time, to have managed to win 75 games of the first 100 official in the major circuit.
Nobody like him and this record underlines how the Iberian is one of the most talented guys, with the future but also the present (almost) all of him. To approach this record of the 19 year old were Andy Roddick at 73 and John McEnroe on the podium with 72 wins.
At 70 stopped Michael Chang, Mats Wilander and Andre Agassi. The first of the Big Three is Rafael Nadal with 67 statements; Novak Djokovic behind at 65, while Andy Murray reached the figure of 63. Very far behind Roger Federer with ‘only’ 51 wins.
Carlos Alcaraz 75
Andy Roddick 73
John McEnroe 72
Michael Chang 70
Mats Wilander 70
André Agassi 70
Rafael Nadal 67
Novak Djokovic 65
Andy Murray 63
Roger Federer 51