In 1968, the Open Era started. Since then, eight players have won a Major title while still teenagers, adding to their impressive haul of 11 trophies earned before turning 20. At Roland Garros in 1974, Bjorn Borg first achieved it; Mats Wilander followed eight years later.
At the age of 17, Boris Becker won Wimbledon in 1985, and he did so again the following year. At Roland Garros in 1989, Michael Chang became the youngest Major champion, while Pete Sampras won the US Open the following year. No teenager won a major championship between 1991 and 2004, but Rafael Nadal changed that at Roland Garros 2005.
Another Spaniard has joined the list seventeen years later, becoming the eighth youngster to win a Major. and probably the last for the following ten or two years. At 19 years and four months old, Carlos Alcaraz advanced to the US Open final, winning the tournament and becoming the second-youngest Major champion since Rafael Nadal.
Carlos has advanced remarkably in just a few years, rising to become one of the best players in the world and a serious contender for championships. Alcaraz, the fourth seed at New York, won seven wins to advance to the top spot at a young age.
1, with a score of 2,000 points. Carlos competed in the championship final against Casper Ruud after winning three straight matches in five sets. In three hours and 20 minutes, the Spaniard beat the Norwegian, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3, to make history.
Carlos and Casper each made three breaks, although Casper only scored five more points overall.
Swiatek remarks on Nadal
Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek even engaged in a singles battle a few years back, according to Swiatek in an interview with Vogue about her experiences playing on the same court as him.
“It was quite incredible. At Roland Garros, we’ve already played singles; it was actually my team’s birthday present to me “She spoke. Regarding Nadal, Swiatek added that seeing him struggle to win the Australian Open championship this year provided her even more inspiration to work toward her objectives.
“Rafa is such a wonderful person on and off the court, and he has greatly motivated me, especially this season after I saw his Australian Open final. I’m thankful to have been able to spend some time with Rafa also because it really provided me extra inspiration and even more grit on the court when I truly needed that “She revealed.