Carlos Alcaraz never ceases to astound with the level of play he displays in each game, which enables him to not only win significant competitions but also move up the rankings. He has already displayed four medals on the bulletin board, including two ATP 500s (Rio and Barcelona) and two Masters 1000s (Miami and Madrid).
The Hamburg final, won by Lorenzo Musetti in three sets to win his maiden ATP title, was the only final the Spanish number two has lost this year. Despite the loss, the Spaniard can rejoice because he has attained his new high position, moving up to number 5 and making his maiden appearance in the top five.
The eighth-youngest player to place in the top 5 in the global rankings is the Spanish number two as a result of his new accomplishment. Many former world number one players, like Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi, Boris Becker and Björn Borg, are in front of him.
But the Spaniard outperforms the other two Big 3 players: Although the youngest player in the top-10 was younger than Jimmy Arias and Andrei Medvedev, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both made the top 5 at 19 years and 11 months and 21 years and 5 months, respectively.
The complete standing is as follows:
: 17.46 Michael Chang
Becker, Boris: 17.89
A.G. Andre: 18.22
18.31 Björn Borg
: 18.63 Mats Wilander
Nadal, Rafael: 18.93
Sampras, Pete: 19.16
Alcaraz, Carlos: 19.22
: 19.65 Jimmy Arias
19:71 Andrei Medvedev
Words of Alcaraz on the top 5 As a result, Carlos Alcaraz has surpassed Casper Ruud, the victor on clay in Gstaad, and is now ranked behind Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, and Rafael Nadal, who is still ranked first in Spain.
In an interview with the ATP Tour, the two-time Masters 1000 champion discussed breaking into the top-5 and how significant this result is, but he made it clear that his true objective is something else. Carlos clarified: “It is significant.
I work extremely hard every day to achieve my goals, including becoming number one, and I’m making progress. I find the top five to be truly great, and I’ll keep striving to be number one.”