Carlos Alcaraz the russian lost Karen Khachanova by 6-4 and 7-5, qualifying for the semifinals of the Masters 1000 ATP Mutua Madrid Open tournament.
That was his last game in the ‘teen’ age category, since the next game, against Croatian Borna Coric or the german Daniel Altmayer, It will be on Friday the 5th, when he will celebrate his 20th birthday.
Alcaraz presented the balance of 117 games won and 33 lost before becoming 20. He has 9 titles: Umag 2021; in 2022 Rio, Miami, Godó, Madrid and US Open; so far this season, Buenos Aires, Indian Wells and Barcelona.
The Murcian passed the world number one in the ATP ranking, with a record of precociousness at the age of 19.
He is not, however, in the top-10 of absolute victories in ATP matches, in a list dominated by the Swede. Bjorn Börg with 280, where Rafael Nadal he was fifth with 154.
A statistic, because in this top-10 there are no tennis players like the Swiss Roger Federer or the serbian Novak Djokovic.
Roger is also absent from the top-10 ranking of titles, the Serbian enters tied with seven other teammates, including Connors, McEnroe or Sampras. On the front, there are 17 Bjorn Börgone more than Rafael Nadal. Alcaraz will be the sixth ‘young man’ with more.
For figure lovers, these top-10 ‘teenagers’:
Most ATP matches won as a ‘teenager’
1. Bjorn Borg (Sue) / 280
2. Boris Becker (German) / 189
3. Mats Wilander (Sue) / 179
4. Michael Chang (USA) / 165
5. Rafael Nadal (Span) / 154
6. Andre Agassi (USA) / 151
7. Guillermo Pérez-Roldán (Arg) / 129
8. Lleyton Hewitt (Aus) / 126
9. Andrei Medvedev (UCR) / 125
10. Jimmy Arias (USA) / 122
Aaron Krickstein (USA) / 122
12. Carlos Alcaraz (Span) / 117
More ATP titles as a ‘teenager’
1. Bjorn Borg (Sue) / 17
2. Rafael Nadal (Span) / 16
3. Mats Wilander (Sue) / 13
4. Boris Becker (German) / 12
5. Andre Agassi (USA) / 10
6. Carlos Alcaraz (Span) / 9
7. Andrei Medvedev (UCR) / 8
8. Lleyton Hewitt (Aus) / 7
9. Michael Chang (USA) / 6
10. Novak Djokovic (Srb) / 5
Source: La Verdad
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