Carlos Alcaraz Garfia holds the coveted title of the world’s number one ranked men’s singles tennis player, as recognized by the Association of Tennis Professionals in 2023. His impressive tennis career boasts an impressive collection of achievements, with twelve ATP Tour-level singles titles to his name, including two major championships and four Masters 1000 titles.
Height- 1.85 m
Weight- 81 kg
Born- 5 May 2003
Birthplace- El Palmar, Spain
Profession- Tennis player
Spouse- Maria Gonzalez Gimenez
Coach- Juan Carlos Ferrero
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia came into this world on May 5, 2003, in El Palmar, Murcia, Spain, born to Carlos Alcaraz González and Virginia Garfia Escandón as his parents.At the tender age of four, he embarked on his tennis journey, beginning his training at the Real Sociedad Club de Campo de Murcia, where his father held the position of tennis academy director.
He shares his family with three siblings named Alvaro Alcaraz Garfia, Jaime Alcaraz Garfia, and Sergio Alcaraz Garfia.
Maria Gonzalez Gimenez is the girlfriend of Carlos While Carlos Alcaraz has gained significant attention in recent tennis tournaments; the spotlight on his private life has intensified as well, specifically in relation to his partner, Maria Gonzalez Gimenez.
He commenced his tennis journey at the Equelite JC Ferrero Sport Academy in Villena, under the guidance of Juan Carlos Ferrero.
In February 2020, at just 16 years old, Alcaraz secured his place in the ATP main draw at the Rio Open with a wildcard entry. During the event, he achieved a remarkable victory against Albert Ramos Viñolas. However, his journey in the tournament was cut short as he was defeated in the second round by Federico Coria. At 17, Alcaraz became the youngest male participant in the Australian Open’s main draw, winning his Grand Slam debut against Botic van de Zandschulp before exiting in the second round against Mikael Ymer. He made history at the Madrid Open by defeating Adrian Mannarino and subsequently losing to Rafael Nadal on his 18th birthday, breaking Nadal’s record as the youngest match winner at the tournament.
In May 2021, Alcaraz claimed his biggest title to date at the Open de Oeiras III Challenger tournament, propelling him into the top 100 as the youngest player at 18. At the French Open, he reached the third round for the first time by beating Nikoloz Basilashvili.
In July 2021, Alcaraz reached his maiden ATP final at the Croatia Open Umag, triumphing over top seed Albert Ramos-Viñolas and then winning his first ATP title by defeating Richard Gasquet, becoming the youngest tour-level champion since Kei Nishikori in 2008.
At Wimbledon, he was eliminated in the second round by Daniil Medvedev. Alcaraz advanced to the round of 16 at the Winston-Salem Open, securing his second tour-level quarterfinal of the season and reaching the semifinals before losing to Mikael Ymer.
At the US Open, Alcaraz achieved a significant milestone by defeating world No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas in a fifth-set tiebreak to reach the fourth round, making him the youngest man in a major fourth round since Andrei Medvedev in 1992. He proceeded to the quarterfinals by defeating qualifier Peter Gojowczyk, becoming the youngest US Open men’s quarterfinalist in the Open Era. However, he retired in the second set during the quarterfinals against Félix Auger-Aliassime due to a leg injury.
As the seventh seed in the Rio Open, Alcaraz secured his inaugural ATP 500 title by emerging victorious over Diego Schwartzman in the championship match. This accomplishment propelled him into the top 20 of the singles rankings on February 21, 2022. During the Indian Wells tournament, Alcaraz reached both his first Masters 1000 quarterfinal and semifinal, notably defeating the defending champion Cameron Norrie before ultimately falling to Rafael Nadal.
Ranking of Carlos Alcaraz
Presently, he holds the prestigious title of ATP world No. 2. Alcaraz’s achievements include clinching six titles, notably the 2022 US Open and two ATP Masters 1000 titles. His victory at the US Open etched his name in history as the youngest-ever male world No. 1 at the age of 19 years, 4 months, and 6 days, marking a historic moment in the Open Era as the first teenager to ascend to the pinnacle of men’s rankings.
During his junior career, Alcaraz achieved a world ranking of No. 22 and secured two titles on the ITF Junior Circuit. In a remarkable triumph, he emerged victorious at Wimbledon in July 2023, defeating Novak Djokovic in a thrilling five-set final, further solidifying his status as a tennis sensation.
- ATP Newcomer of the Year (2020)
- ATP Player of the Year (2022)
- ATP Most Improved Player (2022)
- Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year (2023)
Net Worth 2023
As of July 2023, Carlos Alcaraz’s estimated wealth stands at $14 million.
Carlos Alcaraz’s Latest News
Books semi-final meeting with Daniil Medvedev at US Open
Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz has secured his spot in the US Open semi-final, where he will face Daniil Medvedev, setting the stage for a showdown between the last two Flushing Meadows victors. This development comes after world No.1 Medvedev triumphed over a fatigued Alexander Zverev in a decisive match with a score of 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
Questions lingered regarding Zverev’s readiness to take on the energetic Alcaraz, especially following his grueling near five-hour, five-set battle against Jannik Sinner in challenging conditions – the longest match of the tournament. Although the 2020 US Open finalist displayed initial determination, his energy reserves quickly waned. The 12th seed couldn’t match Alcaraz’s pace, and the defending champion accelerated to secure a straightforward victory.
Throughout the entire contest, Alcaraz had only four breakpoint opportunities, but he capitalized on each of them, even against an opponent who had been regaining his form after an ankle injury last year.
Reflecting on their prior encounter in Madrid, Alcaraz remarked on Zverev’s resurgence, stating, “I remember the last time I played him in Madrid. I was sad about it because we’ve played big matches. Seeing him in the quarters of a Grand Slam again playing at his best, I’m so happy for him. He was struggling a lot, working really hard to come back at his best, and finally, we all see him showing his best tennis.”