Carlos Alcaraz says that making the top five is a big deal, and that he is one step closer to his ultimate goal of becoming number one. On Monday, Alcaraz, at the age of 19, reached his highest ever ranking of No. 5. He is only the second youngest player in the history of the sport to do so.
Rafael Nadal, at age 18, is still the youngest player to ever crack the top five. Quite a bit. Alcaraz stated, “I’m making steady progress toward my goal of becoming world No. 1 thanks to the consistent effort I put forth every day,” according to the ATP website.
For me, being in the top five is incredible, but I’m not satisfied with anything less than first place.
Alcaraz finishes in the top five despite missing out on the Hamburg title.
A shock 6-4 6-7 (6) 6-4 loss to Lorenzo Musetti in the Hamburg final befell top-seeded Alcaraz.
Five match points were saved by Alcaraz in the second set, but he couldn’t quite rally for a victory. The victory was well-deserved, in my opinion. Naturally, he had more skill than I did “Alcaraz gave in. “He gradually became more belligerent.
I’m proud of myself because I didn’t play well but I kept going until the very end. Alcaraz, who came in second in Hamburg, is gearing up to compete in the ATP tournament happening this week in Umag. Although Alcaraz‘s first ATP title came at last year’s ATP 250 tournament in Umag, the city will always hold a special significance for him.
For sure, the Umag tournament holds a special place in my heart. “That’s where I won my first championship, and I intend to keep my title for another year,” Alcaraz said. But I intend to play my best and, of course, take lessons from you. As the tournament’s top seed, Alcaraz receives a bye into the second round.