19- year-old Carlos Alcaraz was crowned the World No. 1 at the ATP Tour Finals in Turin on Wednesday. The Spanish became the youngest to end year as No. 1 after Rafael Nadal’s elimination and Stefanos Tsitsipas losing to Novak Djokovic.
The youngest tennis star who is not featuring at the ATP Finals after suffering an abdominal injury, has been in Abu Dhabi for MWTC. He becomes the youngest since ATP rankings began in 1973. The previous record was held by Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, who was 20 years, 275 days in age at the time of lifting the trophy in 2001.
The Spaniard took to Twitter to share this moment with his fans. He posted a video with the trophy, captioning “This trophy means everything! Thank you everyone for your support and belief!”
The teenager made his ATP debut in February 2020. Since then, Alcaraz has won six career titles and one Grand Slam title at the US Open 2022.