Tennis, Alcaraz and Golden Climb: 120 to 9 in the world in a year

The Spaniard is the ninth youngest in the top 10 ATP, but none of them has climbed more than 100 places in 12 months like him.

At 18 years, 11 months and 20 days, Carlos Alcaraz rose to the top ten for the first time in his career for his success in the final against compatriot Pablo Carreোo Busta in Barcelona. A 6-3 6-2 without history, such as the story without history that made the young Spaniard not only the twentieth top 10 Spaniard in the computer age, but also the ninth youngest after Aaron Cricstein (17 years), Michael. Chang (17 years and 3 months), Boris Baker (17 years and 7 months), Mats Wilder (17 years and 10 months), Bijorn Borg (17 years and 11 months), Andre Agassi (18 years and one month), Andrei Medvedev (18 years 9 months) and Rafael Nadal (18 years 10 months).

A golden year

52 weeks ago (April 26, 2021 ranking) Alcaraz was only 120th in the world and is 9th this morning. In 12 months he has climbed 111 places and achieved 4 successes (Umago, Rio de Janeiro, Miami) and Barcelona). There were tennis players (see Boris Baker) who had already won Wimbledon twice at Alcaraz’s age or those who had won Roland Garros a second time (see Borg). However, none of the youngest top ten could climb more than 100 places in 12 months as the young Spaniard did. Rafael Nadal, at the same age (at the end of May 2005), won 6 tournaments (Sopot 2004, Costa do Sauipe, Acapulco, Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome 2005), before the world n ° 5 (n ° 49 twelve months) and His 13 Roland Garros were preparing for their first win. Andrei Medvedev, at the same age (late August 1993), won 5 tournaments (Genoa, Stuttgart and Bordeaux 1992, Estoril, Barcelona 1993), was n ° 8 in the world (n ° 40 twelve months ago) and was preparing for Peter Corder’s final. To win the New Haven Tournament. Andre Agassi, at the same age (late April 1989), won 7 tournaments (Itaparika 1987, Memphis, Charleston, Forest Hills, Stuttgart, Stratton Mountain and Livingston 1998), before the world’s n ° 4 (n ° 16 twelve months). ) And was preparing for the Internazionale D’Italia game which he would touch if he missed match points in the final against Alberto Mancini. Bjorn Borg, at the same age (late May 1975), won 10 tournaments (Auckland, London, Sao Paulo, Rome, Paris, Bastad, Boston and Adelaide 1974, Richmond and Bologna 1975), was n ° 5 in the world (n. 11 Twelve months ago) and Roland Garros was preparing to repeat the title by beating Argentina’s Guillermo Villas in the final without history. Mats Wilder, at the same age (it was mid-August 1983), won 8 tournaments (Roland Garros, Bastad, Geneva and Barcelona 1982, Monte Carlo, Lisbon and Ax-en-Provende 1983), N ° 5 World (n ° 10) Twelve months ago) and John McEnroe were preparing to win the final in Cincinnati. Boris Baker, at the same age (mid-November 1986), won 8 tournaments (Queens, Wimbledon and Cincinnati 1985, Chicago, Wimbledon, Canadian Open, Sydney and Tokyo 1986), was ranked No. 2 in the world (No. 5) twelve months ago) and The Spaniard Sergio Castle was preparing to win the final of the first edition of the Paris-Bar্সিa tournament. Michael Chang, at the same age (mid-February 1991), won 4 tournaments (San Francisco 1988, Roland Garros and Wembley 1989, Canada Open 1990), was ranked 16th in the world (No. 6 twelve months ago) and committed two more months to return to the top. . Finally Aaron Cricstein, the first in the top 10, at his same age (late July 1986), won 4 tournaments (Tel Aviv 1983, Boston, Tel Aviv and Geneva 1984) and was ranked 38th in the world (n ° 20 twelve months ago). .


Our Italians can be compared to what Janic Cinar or Adriano Panatta did. Sinar, at the beginning of August 2020, has yet to win anything and was ranked 73rd in the frozen ATP rankings due to the epidemic. Panatta, on the other hand, made her debut at the Australian Open and Roland Garros in early July 1969, losing in the first round to Terry Addison and Hans Jগrgen Pohman, respectively.


Spanish top ten: Manuel Orantes, Jos হ Higuয়েরres, Juan Aguilera, Emilio Sanchez, Carlos Costa, Alberto Berastegui, Carlos Moয়াa, Albar Costa, Alex Ferrero, Alex Ferrero, Felix Mantello. , Fernando Verdasco, Nicolas Almagro, Pablo Carreno Busta, Roberto Batista Agut and Carlos Alcaraz.


The tennis players who have reached the top 10 since 1973. With 20 players, Spain is the second largest country after the United States with a total of 32 top 10 players. The new top 10 of 2022. The first is British Cameron Norie on April 4, 2022 and the second is Carlos Alcaraz today. In 2021, the new top 10 were 4: 13 September at Caspar Rudd, 18 October at Hubert Hurkaj, 1 November at Jannik Sinar and 15 November at Felix Agar Aliasim. Shapovalov, Schwartzman and Rublev instead of 2020. 2 seasons of the last 35 years with at least 8 new top 10: 2006 with 8 (Ferrer, Blake, Gonzalez, Robredo, Ansik, Stepanek, Baghdatis and Berdych) and 1991 with 8 (Forger, Courier, Sovenson, Bruguera, Stitch, Gustafson, Novasek and Korda).

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