The young Murcian tennis player Carlos Alcaraz Garfia has been installed in position 38 of the ATP classification, the top of his career, climbing 17 positions, from the 55 he occupied before the United States Open, and he is already the fourth Spanish player on that list, only behind Rafa Nadal, Pablo Carreño and Roberto Bautista . In addition, that of El Palmar exceeds the figure of one million dollars won in prizes.
Alcaraz, who At the age of 18, on May 5, he was one of the great sensations of the US Open, a Grand Slam tournament in which he reached the quarterfinals, a round in which he lost to Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime after successively beating Briton Cameron Norrie, Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech, to the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, number 3 in the world; and the German Peter Gojowczyk, has achieved 290 points in Flushing Meadows and already accumulates 1,499.
The Murcian, who is currently recovering from the injury that forced him to leave in New York when he was looking for the semifinals, is on the way to reaching one of his objectives, which is to finish the year among the top 50 players in the world and, although he will be inactive for several weeks due to the fibrillar tear in the vastus medialis and lateral in the quadriceps and an elongation in the adductor of the right leg that suffers, you could get higher in the rankings in the final leg of the course.
To this day, Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil has the top 30 at 267 points – that position is held by the Belgian David Goffin – and the top 20 – the French Gael Monfils – already at 734.
In the ATP ranking elaborated after finishing the American tournament lo continues to lead the Serbian Novak Djokovic, with 12,133 points, despite falling in the final by a triple 6-4 against Russian Daniil Medvedev, who is second with 10,780.
The third position is for Tsitsipas, with 8,350.
The German Alexander Zverev completes the top 10, with 7,760; Russian Andrey Rublev, who has moved up two places and is fifth with 6,130; Spaniard Rafa Nadal, sixth after losing a place with 5,815; the Italian Matteo Berrettini, seventh with 5,173 -win a place-; Austrian Dominic Thiem, eighth with 4,995 – down two places -; the Swiss Roger Federer, ninth with 3,765; and the Norwegian Casper Ruud, who, with his 3,440 points, assaults the tenth position that belonged to the Canadian Denis Shapovalov.
As for the Spanish, after the Mallorcan from Manacor Rafa Nadal appears the Asturian from Gijón Pablo Carreño, sixteenth with 2,650 points after climbing four positions; the castellonense Roberto Bautista, eighteenth with 2,405 -moves three positions-; and Alcaraz, who can boast of being the highest ranked tennis player under 20 years of age. Italian Lorenzo Musseti, 19, is ranked 57; the Argentine Juan Manuel Cerundolo, also 19, 108; and the Norwegian Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune, 18 years old – he was born a week before Alcaraz – in 136.
To see a player younger than El Palmar in the ranking, you have to look at position 420, which is occupied by Japanese Shintaro Mochizuki, who was born on June 2, 2003.
When it comes to earnings, Alcaraz, with his triumphs at the United States Open, pocketed $ 425,000 -about 360,000 euros- in prizes and has already exceeded the million mark in a professional career -900,000 euros- that has just begun. Specifically, according to data provided by the ATP, it goes for $ 1,089,590, most of that amount -988,531 during this year 2021-.