Carlos Alcaraz has already won the first four ATP finals of his career, all of which were in straight sets, what makes it even more extraordinary on this occasion was that Alcaraz had played a 3h40 semi-final on the same day. Alcaraz said he had prepared for the final by taking a nap. Carlos will now travel to Madrid in search of a second Masters 1000 title in his career.
Carlos Alcaraz comfortably beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreño to lift the Barcelona Open, his third title of an already remarkable year, 2022.
The victory by 6-3 and 6-2. The victory means that Alcaraz, who is still only 18 years old, will rise to the top 10 of the ATP rankings for the first time, at the same stage that Rafa Nadal did after winning his first crown in Barcelona 17 years ago. The parallels are becoming more and more evident.
Carlos Alcaraz words:
“IN THE END IT’S ABOUT TRYING, FAILING AND IMPROVING, AND THANKS TO THIS I RAISED MY LEVEL IN THE SEMIFINALS AND THEN IN THE FINAL” don’t put every word in upper case, lower cases!
“The competitive and winning gene that I have comes from my family. They have always insisted on it, and I think you always have to go for it. I always think of giving everything and that is what I have done today.
“I have no limits, I don’t want to set any. I want to continue playing at the level I have, and I think that if I continue like this, I have many options to continue climbing.