Carlos Alcaraz toward a new record: only Rafael Nadal has done better

After competing on grass for a short while, Carlos Alcaraz is prepared to compete on clay again. The Spanish tennis player was scheduled to finish the first half of the clay court competition and then participate in one of the preliminary tournaments on Queen’s, which is the third surface of the season.

However, the Spanish number two player was forced to withdraw from the competition because of an elbow injury, and he chose to compete instead at Wimbledon.

As a result of his loss against Daniil Medvedev in the second round of the third Grand Slam tournament, the young Spaniard did not proceed past the second round.

This season, however, he finished in the fourth round, but this time he was defeated by Jannik Sinner, who is another new reality star competing on the circuit. After finishing his brief stint on grass, Carlos Alcaraz will make one more stop on clay before moving on to the concrete in the United States. More specifically, he will compete in the clay tournament held in Hamburg.

The Spaniard is now in first place and holds the top seed; hence, he is a formidable contender for the tournament’s overall title. However, the significance of such a victory is twofold: not only does it add another trophy to his collection, but it also propels him up the rankings by a significant amount.

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Should Carlos Alcaraz emerge victorious in the German competition, he would move up the ATP ranking and take over the number four spot in the globe, leapfrogging both Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud on the way. As a result, the Spaniard would advance to a new place while also achieving his greatest ever overall rating.

He would be the youngest tennis player to achieve this since Rafael Nadal in 2005, when he was just 19 years old when he won the Masters 1000 tournament. The young victor of the Masters 1000 would reach this milestone at the age of 19 years and 2 months. To achieve this goal, however, Carlos Alcaraz will need to overcome a number of challenges, starting with advancing through the first round of the ATP 500 tournament in Hamburg, where he will face Nicola Kuhn of Germany, who was given a wild card into the tournament.

Also on the side of the draw reserved for top-5 players is Fabio Fognini, who will have to advance past the first round against Bedene and the second round against the winner of Khachanov and Struff in order to get a rematch with Alcaraz after their previous meeting in Rio de Janeiro, where the younger of the two players emerged victorious in two sets.