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US Open 2022 : Carlos Alcarez defeated Casper Roode to win the US Open, became the world’s number-1 player

Spain's Carlos Alcarez has won the men's singles title of the US Open Tennis 2022. This is the first Grand Slam title of 19-year-old Carlos Alcarez's career. Along with this, Carlos Alcarez has also become the world's number one player in men's singles.

By Priyanka Verma 
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United States: Spain’s Carlos Alcarez has won the men’s singles title of the US Open Tennis 2022. In the final played in New York on Sunday, third seed Alcarez defeated fifth seed Casper Rood of Norway 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3. This match between the two players lasted for 3 hours 20 minutes.

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This is the first Grand Slam title of 19-year-old Carlos Alcarez’s career. Along with this, Carlos Alcarez has also become the world’s number one player in men’s singles. With the win, Alcaraz became the youngest Grand Slam champion since his compatriot Rafael Nadal at the 2005 French Open champion and the youngest winner of the US Open title since Pete Sampras in 1990. He also became the youngest ever player to hold the top spot in the ATP rankings chart, equalled the biggest ever jump to No.1 spot made by a player on the ATP list and became the fourth player from Spain to be crowned the world no.1 after his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Moya and Nadal.

In the third game of the first set, Alcarez broke Rood’s serve for the first time and it proved to be very important. Although Roode also had three chances to break Alcarez’s serve, he could not convert any of them. As a result, Alcarez saved his service game and won the first set. Roode then made an incredible comeback and broke Alcarez’s serve twice to win the second set 6-2.

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The third set was very exciting where both the players broke each other’s serve once, due to which the set went into a tie-breaker. Alcarez was trailing 5-6 in the tie-breaker, but he grabbed two points to win the set. After losing the third set, the pressure had come on Rood and he sat on the service break in the fourth set. From there, Alcarez did not look back and won the match.

Spain’s Carlos Alcarez defeated France’s Tiafo of America in the semi-final match. He entered the final of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time by winning a tough match that lasted five sets, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3. was. On the other hand, Kasper Rudd defeated Karen Khachanov of Russia 7-6 (5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 in the semi-finals for the second time in a Grand Slam title match.

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