Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz won the US Open, defeating Norway’s Casper Ruud in three sets to one.
Alcaraz edged out 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3.
Alcaraz won his first title at the US Open, and Grand Slam tournaments in general.
Alcaraz jumped straight to the top of the rankings with the US Open’s points.
Alcaraz became the youngest player in history to top the men’s world rankings at the age of 19 years and 4 months.
Alcarars broke the record set by Australian Lleyton Hewitt in 2001 at the age of 20 years and 9 months.
Alcaraz also became the first player to win the US Open in one of his first two appearances at the tournament, since American Pancho Gonzalez in 1948.
He is also the first player to win a men’s Grand Slam after playing five games in the eighth, quarter-final and semi-finals since Stefan Edberg at the 1992 US Open.
Alcaraz is the fourth Spaniard to top the men’s world rankings after Carlos Moya, Juan Carlos Ferrero (current coach), and Rafael Nadal.
Only the United States has 6 players above Spain in the number of players who topped the world rankings.
Alcaraz’s best achievement in the Grand Slam tournaments was reaching the quarter-finals of Roland Garros this year.
Alcaraz also reached the quarter-finals of the US Open last season.
Alcaraz owns two Masters titles: Miami 2022 and Madrid 2022.
On the other hand, Ruud, 23, lost his second Grand Slam final in his career, after Roland Garros this year as well, when he fell to another Spaniard, Rafael Nadal.
Building on his impressive run in the tournament, Rudd climbed to the world number two rankings.
During the tournament, Alcaraz beat Argentine Sebastian Baez, Argentine Federico Correa, American Jenson Broxby, Croatian Martin Cilic, Italian Janek Sener, American Francis Tiafoe, and finally Rod.
Poland’s Iga Šviontik won the women’s competition after defeating Tunisian Anas Jaber.
In the men’s doubles competitions, American Rajiv Ram and Britain’s Joe Salisbury won the title, after defeating Dutchman Wesley Kolhoff and Britain’s Neil Skopsky.
In the women’s doubles, Czech duo Barbora Krichkova and Katerina Siniakova defeated American duo Katie McNally and Taylor Townsend.
In the mixed doubles, Australian Storm Sanders and her compatriot John Peers beat Belgium’s Christine Flipkens and France’s Edouard Roger Vaseline.