‘I have no words’ – Carlos Alcaraz on brink of top ten after making Miami Masters history
Carlos Alcaraz is on the verge of making his top ten breakthrough after making history to win the Miami Open.
Alcaraz lost the first three games of the final against Casper Ruud but settled to win 7-5 6-4 and secure the biggest title of his career so far.
It continues a fine year for Alcaraz, who has now won two ATP titles and is second in the race to Turin.
“I have no words to describe how I feel right now, but it is so special to win my first Masters 1000 here in Miami,” Carlos Alcaraz said.
“I’m so happy with the win and for sure with my team.
“I knew Casper is playing very well, he has a big forehand. I tried to play to his backhand first and tried to go to attack, to not let him dominate the match.”
The result makes Alcaraz the youngest ever Miami Open champion and the third youngest Masters-level winner in history.
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) April 3, 2022
Rafael Nadal was quick to congratulate his compatriot, taking to Twitter to predict a huge future for Alcaraz.
“Congratulations Carlitos for your HISTORICAL triumph in Miami,” Nadal wrote. “The first of many to come, for sure!”
Nadal is one of the two players to win a Masters younger than Alcaraz, with Michael Chang the other.
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