Carlos Alcaraz is already being hailed as the next big thing in the world of tennis. After over two decades of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka dominating the men’s singles in grand slam tournaments, Alcaraz’s rise comes as a breathe of fresh air for the tennis lovers across the globe.
To further solidify his status as the future of this sport, Alcaraz went on to win the US Open final last year, registering his first Grand Slam win at a tender age of 19. Alcaraz ever since has been on a golden spree and is breaking records left, right and center. Adding one more to his tally, Alcaraz achieved something at the Indiana Wells which even Federer, Nadal or Djokovic didn’t.
The World No. 2 continued his relentless run at the 2023 Indian Wells Masters on Monday after defeating Tallon Griekspoor in straight sets to book a spot in the fourth round. The 19-year-old is yet to drop a set in California as he looks to add more acclaim to his record, having already cemented his place as one of the best talents in men’s tennis right now.
Alcaraz has been making his racquet do all of the talking and he achieved another piece of history after racking up his 100th victory on the ATP Tour. By doing so, Alcaraz has now accumulated a century of wins in the competition faster than almost any other before him, beating even the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for pace.
Only American legend John McEnroe (131) scored 100 ATP wins quicker than Alcaraz, who crossed the mark in his 132nd outing on the Tour. And the teenager was understandably pleased with his accolade as he seeks to add Indian Wells to his list of achievements.
“A lot has happened since that first ATP win [against Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the 2020 Rio Open],” the Spaniard told reporters after beating Griekspoor. “I’m really proud of myself to have my 100th win on the tour, in like 132 matches.” Explore more Tennis news and betting odds in Nextbet.
Alcaraz will next feature in the Roland Garros, where he will be one of the favourites alongside the tournament’s godfather Rafael Nadal, and two-time French Open winner Novak Djokovic.