the future after the Big 3 is in good hands.

Carlos Alcaraz is the true heir to the Big Three Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Better than Jannik Sinner and all the other young talents, he is the bright future of world tennis.

An escalation that started a few months ago, that has never stopped and that has not had so many mishaps. The incredible growth of the young Spanish player is under the gaze of all fans and professionals: probably few, and certainly not most, would have expected that the 18-year-old Spaniard would already occupy the top 15 places in the ATP world ranking. .

The Iberian has become the protagonist of the start of the 2022 season: from the third round of the Australian Open, where he surprised with his new physique, more muscular and visually devastating, through the victory obtained in Rio de Janeiro on red clay, to reach the two semi-finals in Indian Wells and Miami.

In Miami, he beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz to reach the final against Casper Ruud. The 2003 player surprised everyone in this hard ground game and the last two weeks are proof of that.

The Murcian played high-level tennis and doubled several of the best players of the moment and the world, including the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, seeded number three, and the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic, the only one who has snatched a set from him and dragging to the top

Carlos Alcaraz: he is the future number 1 in the world

With this resounding victory, the Spaniard became the third youngest semi-finalist in the history of the Florida Masters1000, only behind Félix Auger-Aliassime (in 2019, with the Canadian being exactly 18 years, 7 months and 19 days) and 21-time Slam champion Rafael Nadal (18 years, 10 months and 27 days, advancing to the final).

The objective of the Iberian is to break Hurkacz’s streak in Miami and be the second youngest finalist in the history of the tournament. Another statistic almost seems to predict that in the future (near or far) Carlos Alcaraz will become number one in the world: the only ones who have won consecutive semifinals in Indian Wells and Miami are Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Andre . Agassi, all at the age of 19.

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