Carlos Alcaraz: who is US Open champion? Spanish tennis star’s age, career wins, net worth and ATP ranking

The six-time ATP Tour title winner beat Casper Ruud in the final at Flushing Meadows to claim his first Grand Slam victory

After having to briefly relinquish the ATP world number one spot due to injury, Carlos Alcaraz is back on top following a sublime run at the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open which saw him pick up the trophy without dropping a single set throughout the tournament.

The 19-year-old Spaniard only needed one hour eleven minutes to beat Daniil Medvedev, sealing a 6-3 6-2 win and this is now Alcaraz’s third career Masters 1,000 title. The US Open champion will now travel to the Miami Open where he is the defending champion.

Speaking after his win, Alcaraz noted: “Daniil obviously didn’t play at his best level, but I’m very happy for my performance and how I played this tournament. I expected a tougher match. Against him is always a tactic match, and I did perfec today. That’s why it looks easy - but it wasn’t.”

Alcaraz lost his number one spot after Novak Djokovic triumphed at the Australian Open. However, with Djokovic missing Indian Wells and now Miami, Alcaraz will hope to retain his spot at number one for as long as possible.

Here is everything you need to know about Alcaraz including his age, career wins, net worth and world ranking following his Indian Wells success:

Who is Carlos Alcaraz?

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Carlos Alcaraz kisses Indian Wells trophy

Alcaraz, like British star Emma Raducanu last year, won his first Grand Slam singles title while still just a teenager at the age of 19.

He only celebrated his 19th birthday in May last year having joined the ATP Tour in 2020 at the age of 16. At 17-years-old, he became the youngest ever participant in the Australian Open men’s singles in 2021.

He won his first ATP Tour title at that year’s Madrid Open where he became the youngest ever champion - beating the record held by fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal since 2004. He has since gone on to win five more ATP Tour titles.

At Grand Slam events, his previous best performance came at last year’s US Open where he got to the quarter-finals before reaching the same round at this year’s French Open. He made it to the third round of the Australian Open and then went on to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.

He began this year’s US Open by beating Argentinian pair Sebastian Baez and Federico Coria in the first and second rounds respectively.

He overcame America’s Jenson Brooksby in the third round before knocking out 2014 winner Marin Cilic in the Round of 16.

Alcaraz beat Italy’s Jannik Sinner in the quarter-final before seeing off America’s Frances Tiafoe in the semis to secure his place in the final. He is coached by 2003 US Open finalist and former French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Carlos Alcaraz net worth and world ranking

Alcaraz was seeded at number one for the Indian Wells due to Novak Djokovic having to pull out. He beat Thanasi Kokkinakis, Tallon Griekspoor, Jack Draper, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Jannik Sinner and Medvedev on his way to tournament triumph.

He is now back at number one, a feat which he first achieved after winning the US Open back in September. The Spanish teenager is estimated to have a net worth of around $5million according to CAKnoweldge although this figure varies which Firstportz suggesting he has a higher net worth of $14 million due to earning around $13m in singles and doubles prize money. In 2023 alone, Alcaraz has earned over £1m.

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