Carlos Alcaraz thrashes Alexander Zverev to claim Madrid Open title

MADRID: The 18-years-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz carried on his red-hot form to defeat his German counterpart Alexander Zverev to claim Madrid Open title, here on Sunday.

Alcaraz, who defeated the veteran Rafael Nadal and the World No.1 Novak Djokovic on his way to the final – becoming the first player to achieve this rare feat- thrashed Zverev 6-3, 6-1 to capture his second ATP Masters 1000 tile of the season.


The Spaniard showcased his versatility and athleticism by outlasting Zverev with his persistent hitting for his eighth straight Top 10 victory and Tour-leading fourth title of the season.

Following this triumph, the 19-years-old became the second-youngest player to win two ATP Masters 1000 titles as he captured the Miami Open title in March. His countryman Nadal is still the youngest player to achieve this feat as he captured crowns in Monte Carlo and Rome in 2005 at an age of 18. Alcaraz is also the youngest ever player to win the Madrid Open.


Alcaraz is likely to reach a career-high No. 6 in the ATP Rankings on Monday after winning five tour-level tournaments.

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