Carlos Alcaraz ATP Miami Open 2022

‘So special’ – Carlos Alcaraz thrilled with ‘unbelievable final’ win in Madrid

Teen sensation Carlos Alcaraz has said he is brimming with confidence after playing an “unbelievable final” to claim his second career Masters title in the Spanish capital.

The 19-year-old starlet had a birthday week to remember as he stormed to his fifth career tour title defeating world number three Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-1 in just 62 minutes.

Carlos Alcaraz did not face a single break point during the final as he eased to a seventh straight top-10 win.

The victory adds to what has already been an impressive year for Alcaraz who became the youngest ever Miami Masters champion back in March as well as claim his first title on home soil last month at the Barcelona Open. 

The straight sets win over the German meant that Alcaraz has four titles in 2022 so far and has moved up to a new career high ranking of number six in the world.

Speaking to Eurosport, Alcaraz reflected on his dominant performance stating he was happy and full of confidence heading into the next tournament.

The man from Murcia told reporters, “I played an unbelievable final. I went for it, I have the confidence right now for the next tournament, now it’s time to enjoy this moment, being champion and after today it’s time to focus on the next tournament.

“I always watch this tournament with great players and great champions, and to be part of the Madrid history, to be with these players, is so special. I work hard for it.”

Alcaraz did go on to say he was set to miss the Rome Masters as he wishes to “rest and recover” his ankle after his tumble in the quarter-finals against Nadal.

Therefore the Spaniard’s next tournament will be the French Open which he will be one of the leading contenders to lift the Coupe des Mousquetaires.

However if he is to win his maiden Grand Slam title he is set to face a stacked draw – with the world’s top four all set to compete after Daniil Medvedev confirmed he is set to return next week.

Alcaraz was also asked in his press conference whether he is the best player in the world right now following his wins in Barcelona and Madrid, with the 19-year-old saying, “Djokovic is number one in the ranking. You know, because I have won Barcelona, and I have beaten Djokovic and Rafa yesterday in Madrid, I don’t consider myself the best player in the world.

“I consider myself a player that’s playing very well. You know, as the numbers speak by themselves, I think that I’m doing it quite well on clay right now.”

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