Carlos Alcaraz, promising young tennis star

In one of our articles we talked about some promising young tennis stars, among them was Carlos Alcaraz. In last months he has gained popularity and improved his ranking.

That’s why at Slazenger Heritage, sportswear brand with a classic and vintage style, we want to dedicate a post of our blog to talk about this young tennis player, we are sure that he will give us very good moments in the world of tennis.


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Who is Carlos Alcaraz?

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia is a Spanish tennis player, born on 5 May 2003 in El Palmar, Murcia.

He started playing tennis at the Real Sociedad Club de Campo de Murcia, where his father was the director of the tennis school, until he moved to the Equelite JC Ferrero Sport Academy in Villena at the age of 14. 

His current ATP ranking is fourth, and he currently lives in Villena, where he is coached by Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Carlos Alcaraz parents and family

Virginia Garfia and the tennis player, Carlos Alcaraz González are the parents of Carlos Alcaraz. His brothers are Álvaro, Sergio and Jaime Alcaraz. Carlos is the second of the four.

His father, a tennis and paddle tennis player, participated in some ATP tournaments. He passed on his love for this sport to his children.

Who is Carlos Alcaraz

His trajectory

As a junior he won two ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors tournaments and reached number twenty-two in the ranking. After turning professional in 2018, he won three ITF World Tennis Tour tournaments.

In 2019, Alcaraz became the first tennis player born in 2003 to win a match in a Challenger tournament.

On 17 February 2020, he defeated Albert Ramos (No. 41 in the ATP rankings) in the first round of the ATP 500 Rio de Janeiro tournament 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, earning his first ATP Tour tournament main draw victory. In the second round match against Argentine Federico Coria, he was eliminated after losing 4-6, 6-4, 4-6.

He won his first ATP Challenger title after defeating Italian Bonadio in the final, becoming the 15th youngest player to win a professional title and entering the top 250 in the ATP rankings.

Carlos Alcaraz and Nadal

On Saturday 19 March 2022, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz meet in the Indian Wells semi-final.

They face each other with a difference of 17 years of age, Nadal (best tennis player in history to date, winner of 21 Grand Slam titles, undefeated throughout 2022, with 19 victories and three titles added that make a total of 91) against Alcaraz, the great sensation of the moment, the youngest winner of an ATP500 in Rio de Janeiro, the racket that already has four victories against opponents located in the top 10 of the ranking.

Nadal finally won 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 after three hours and 12 minutes of a formidable match in which he was pushed to the maximum and will play the final against the American Taylor Fritz.

Carlos Alcaraz Nadal

More information about Carlos Alcaraz

  • Alcaraz’s favourite surface is clay.
  • Alcaraz started playing tennis at the age of four.
  • He won his first international tournament in 2016, aged 14.
  • In 2019, Alcaraz won the French Open Junior, becoming the youngest player to win that tournament.
  • At the Miami Open 2022, he contested his first ATP 1000 final, winning the title at the age of 18.
  • He wins the Mutua Madrid Open 2022, his second Masters 1000 title after just over an hour of play against Alexander Zverev (6-3, 6-1).
  • At the age of 19 years old, Carlos Alcaraz has won three ITF World Tennis Tour tours, four ATP Challenger Tour tours, and two ATP Tour 250 titles.
  • He is the third youngest Spanish tennis player to make his Grand Slam debut, after Arantxa Sánchez who made her debut at the 1987 Roland Garros at the age of 15 and Nadal who made his debut at the 2003 Wimbledon at the age of 17 years.

Carlos Alcaraz, young tennis player

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