The 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz on Monday created historical past when he climbed to the No. 5 spot within the ATP Rankings, turning into the second-youngest participant within the twenty first century to succeed in the highest 5. Spaniard is the youngest man to attain this feat since his excellent compatriot Rafael Nadal first rose into the highest 5 in 2005 whereas nonetheless 18.
Alcaraz had an opportunity to interrupt into World No. 4 however needed to accept No. 5 after dropping within the Hamburg European Open remaining towards Lorenzo Musetti.
Whereas Daniil Medvedev remained the world primary, 2022 Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic settled on the seventh place after the grass-court Grand Slam match was stripped of rating factors for banning Russian and Belarusian gamers.
“It means so much. The laborious work that I put in day-after-day for reaching my desires, [No.] 1, and little by little I am reaching my dream. Prime 5 for me is fairly wonderful and I’ll maintain going to be [No.] 1,” ATP.com quoted Alcaraz as saying. The Spanish sensation will try to win a title as the highest seed on the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag.
“After all, Umag is a particular match for me. I acquired my first title there, so I am defending the title this yr. However I’ll attempt to play my greatest and naturally, take classes from right here,” Alcaraz stated.