Toni Nadal claims that Carlos Alcaraz is similar to Rafael Nadal.

Carlos Alcaraz went from a young 16-year-old to one of the top players in the world in just a few short years! Despite turning 19 in May, the extremely gifted Spaniard has been one of the players to beat in 2022 after claiming two Masters 1000 titles and placing in the top-4.

The 19-year-performance old’s at the US Open has improved even more as he has beaten six opponents and advanced to his maiden Major final. Carlos is vying for his maiden Major victory and the ATP throne at the age of 19 years and 4 months, making him the youngest Major finalist since Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros 2005!

Alcaraz was commended by Toni Nadal, who also compared him to his nephew Rafa since both of them battle to the last end. Carlos won three straight five-set matches, but he needed all of his grit to make it to the US Open final!

In those three matches, the boy played for 13 and a half hours, maintaining his concentration and energy, and winning.

Carlos Alcaraz was given favorable remarks by Toni Nadal.

In the fourth round, Alcaraz defeated Marin Cilic 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in three hours and 54 minutes.

The Spaniard suffered a break at the beginning of the final after dropping the fourth set. He recovered and won six of the last eight games to move on and reach the quarterfinals. Two days later, a teen put in even more effort to defeat Jannik Sinner, another young gun.

After five hours and fifteen minutes, Alcaraz won 6-3, 6-7, 6-7, 7-5, 6-3, saving a match point in the fourth set to break the previous US Open record! The Spaniard did not give up, as in the decisive game he overcame a break behind to cross the line first and advance to the first Major semifinal.

Each of them had 60 winners, while Jannik made more unintentional errors. 42 break attempts were seen by the audience, while Alcaraz converted 11 of his 26 possibilities for return games. Despite making a significant effort, Sinner received seven breaks and reached the door leading out.

In front of his supporter crowd, Frances Tiafoe pushed Alcaraz to the limit in a match for the championship. Nevertheless, Carlos won by scores of 6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 to get to the first Major final in four hours and 19 minutes.

The Spaniard assumed control of sets two and three before squandering a match point in the tenth game of the fourth set. After a strong rally, Tiafoe came through and won the tie break 7-5 to force a decision. The 19-year-old, who had to start anew, produced three return games in the fifth set to control the action and go one victory closer to Major triumph.

“Carlos exhibits unusual levels of quickness and ferocity. His approach to the game is similar to Rafa’s; he maintains his intensity until the very last ball “explained Toni Nadal.