Carlos Alcaraz US Open 2022

‘Carlos Alcaraz has an insane level,’ admits Daniil Medvedev’

Carlos Alcaraz is capable an ‘insane level’ of tennis as he congratulated the Spaniard for taking his world number one spot.

Alcaraz has had a stunning season, winning a maiden major at the US Open, back to back Masters and two ATP 500s.

He has capped off that incredible season by making history, as he became the youngest world number one in ATP history.

And, even though Medvedev was the man he toppled in the rankings, the Russian can’t help but admire what Carlos Alcaraz has achieved.

“He’s the youngest world number one ever, and it says a lot because we had quite a few great champions in tennis’ history,” said Medvedev.

“What he’s done since the beginning of his career is just completely insane. It’s ridiculous. The guy is 19. His tennis level is insane and he knows it.

“During the summer, it seemed he was a little bit in trouble. Lost some matches against [Cameron] Norrie or [Tommy] Paul, he had some tough moments.

“But then in Flushing Meadows, I mean, the guy plays five-set matches, finishes at 3am, recovers, wins the trophy and becomes number one.

“Congrats to Carlos. I like him a lot. Nice guy, we often speak together. I did not have the opportunity to congratulate him in person but I will do it soon.”

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.