Carlos Alcaraz was crowned the US Open champion early Monday after defeating Casper Rudd in four sets. By the way, the 19-year-old player from Murcia also became the youngest number one in the ATP rankings in history. The world press has highlighted his ability to make an effort, especially his youth. Many foreign media have dubbed Alcaraz the “Spanish teenager” at the same time that many assert that the future of tennis is here.
The The New York Times Thus begins the history of the match: “The future of tennis arrived at 7:38 pm on Sunday (1:38 am on Monday in Spain) with a serve from Carlos Alcaraz’s racket.” The American newspaper is full of praise for the tennis player. The New York midfielder says, describing the Alcaraz match as “the beginning of a new era in the game.”
Reuters news agency highlighted the “rapid rise to the top” in “spanish teenr” (Spanish teenager), a pseudonym they will only be able to use until May 2023, when Alcaraz turns 20. Although the tennis player’s youth is the most commented on by most of the media, they don’t stop there. Washington Post He notes that Morcian “has achieved what he’s been dreaming of for more than half his life” by winning his first Grand Slam title on Monday morning.
In the UK, the newspaper guardian He says Alcaraz’s rise to the top “was more exciting than expected”. The British newspaper adds that during the match and tournament, Morcian showed “a complete display of his talent and potential, which seems to be no limit to what he can achieve in the future.” In addition, they praised the new player’s skills, from “his athletic ability to his endless arsenal of shots, through his nerves and the sincere joy that the game gives him.”
Closer to Spain, in France, to liberate He compares the tennis player’s journey in this tournament to that of last year, when Alcaraz had to retire in the quarter-finals against Felix Auger-Aliassime. The sports newspaper confirms the maturity and quality of the Morcien during a tournament in which it was not easy for him, and he even had to save the match point in the quarter-final against Yannick Sener. For L’Equipe, “it showed her willingness to take over from great veterans.”
Also in FranceLe Monde Alcaraz-Rod analyzes the Final Chronicle that exposes the fears of many tennis fans: an era of the sport “boring and stale under Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic”. However, the French media predicts an “intoxicating future” for a “new generation led by a young man without knots”. This young man is Carlos Alcaraz, as he says Le Monde: “Tennis is going well thanks to him.”