Who is Carlos Alcaraz Garfia?

TENNIS has a new star this year, Carlos Alcaraz Gafia serving.

On September 11, 2022, the 19-year-old, who had previously defeated the game’s legendary Rafael Nadal, won his first Grand Slam.

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia beat Rafael Nadal at the 2022 Mutua Madrid Open on May 6

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Carlos Alcaraz Garfia beat Rafael Nadal at the 2022 Mutua Madrid Open on May 6

Who is Carlos Alcaraz Garfia?

Carlos Alcaraz Gafia, 19, was born on May 5, 2003 in Murcia, Spain.

He made his first ATP debut in 2020 at the age of 16 at the Rio Open.

A year later, Alcaraz qualified for the main draw of the Australian Open – making him the youngest participant in men’s singles.

At the 2021 Madrid Open, Alcaraz defeated Adrian Mannarino, becoming the youngest-ever match winner in Madrid Open history and even breaking the record set by 18-year-old Rafael Nadal in 2004.

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At the 2021 French Open, Alcaraz reached his first-ever, third round of a Grand Slam by defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili.

At Wimbledon 2021 he lost to Daniil Medvedev in the second round.

Alcaraz defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas, the 5th best tennis player in the world, at the 2021 US Open.

At the 2021 Barcelona Open, Alcaraz defeated Tsitsipas again in the quarterfinals.

On September 11, Alcaraz won his first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open championships.

The Spanish sensation defeated the Norwegian Casper Ruud 6:4, 2:6, 7:6 (1), 6:3.

Alcaraz’s victory on Sunday puts him at the top of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world rankings – and makes him the youngest male world number one of all time.

Alcaraz is sponsored by numerous sports brands such as Nike, Babolat and Rolex.

How tall is Carlos Alcaraz Garfia?

Alcaraz stands tall at 6-foot-1.

His height is considered average for a tennis player – Nadal is also 6-foot-1.

According to CNN, “Distance is especially important in tennis because of the power, height and bounce that can be generated by the server, making it more difficult to return a player’s serve.”

Ivo Karlovic, who is 6ft 10 tall, is considered one of the tallest players of all time and can serve up to 155 mph.

Alcaraz’s long legs certainly helped him on the pitch too.

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia turned 19 on May 5, 2022

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Carlos Alcaraz Garfia turned 19 on May 5, 2022Photo credit: Getty Images – Getty

Did Alcaraz beat Rafael Nadal at the Madrid Open?

On May 6, 2022, Alcaraz defeated the legendary Rafael Nadal, 35, at the 2022 Madrid Open.

Nadal, who is a five-time Madrid champion, said after the game: “It’s an easy loss to digest, we knew what we came here for and we have to congratulate Carlos, he’s playing well and I wish him the best for the rest of the season tournament.”

He even added that Alcaraz “without a doubt has the level to beat anyone in the world”.

Alcaraz, who fought back with an ankle injury in the middle of the game, advanced 6-2, 1-6 and 6-3.

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The defeat ended Nadal’s 25-match streak.

Alcaraz will face Novak Djokovic, the world’s best tennis player, in the semi-final showdown on May 7, 2022.

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