Alcaraz is 9th youngest player to make ATP top 10
Murcia, Spain, Apr 23 (EFE).- Carlos Alcaraz is set to become the ninth youngest player to make the top 10 in the ranking the ATP will issue on Monday at the age of 18 years, 11 months and 20 days.
The Spaniard secured his first top-10 appearance as he reached Barcelona Open semifinal by upsetting Stefanos Tsitsipas combined with other favorable results.
So far this season, Alcaraz has won 21 matches and endured three defeats, which has earned him two titles, including ATP Masters Miami.
American Aaron Krickstein is the youngest player to make the top-10 at the age of 17 years and 11 days, followed by his countryman Michael Chang who did it at the age of 17, three months and 21 days.
Boris Becker is third on the list (17 years, 7 months and 16 days), followed by Mats Wilander (17 years, 10 months and 20 days), Bjorn Borg (17 years, 11 months and 28 days), Andre Agassi (18 years, 1 month and 8 days), Andrei Medvedev (18 years, 9 months and 7 days) and Rafael Nadal (18 years, 10 months and 22 days).
Alcaraz is the second-youngest active player to reach the top 10, only behind Nadal.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic made the list at 19 years and 9 months, Andy Murray at 19 years and 11 months and Alexander Zverev at 20 years and 1 month. EFE