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Stefanos Tsitsipas was the youngest person to have beaten Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal before to last year’s Madrid Masters. Stefanos accomplished a difficult challenge at the age of 20 by defeating Novak in Toronto in 2018 and Rafa in Madrid a year later.

At the Caja Mágica last year, Carlos Alcaraz successfully reclaimed the record from Tsitsipas by defeating two legends on back-to-back days at the age of 19 years and two days! Alcaraz became the first player to beat Nadal and Djokovic on clay and the fifth player overall to overcome both on consecutive days.

The young Spaniard defeated his hero 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in two hours and 28 minutes to earn his first victory over Nadal in the quarterfinals. Carlos profited from Rafa’s lack of attention by