Carlos Alcaraz Garfia is a professional tennis player who belongs to Spain. He became a worldwide sensation and emerged as one of the best newcomers in the US Open and possesses a career-high ranking of number 54 and achieved this title on 2nd August 2021. Carlos stunned the whole world in July 2023 when he defeated the no 1 Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. With this feat, he showed the world his potential and registered his name as one of the best players in the world right now.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia was born on 5th May 2003 and the names of his parents are Carlos and Virginia. He is one of four siblings named Alvaro, Sergio, and Jaime. Alcaraz penned himself to be in history after he made his appearance at Madrid Open where he became the youngest man to clinch the title. At the French Open 2021, he raised the eyebrows of many and attracted lots of fan followers after he reached the third round at the Grand Slam red clay court.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia Career
At the age of 17, Alcaraz passed the main draw of the Australian Open and registered himself to be the youngest participant in men’s singles. He won the title of Grand Slam debut leaving behind his fellow player Botic Van de Zandschulp before losing the second round to Mikael Ymer. Alcaraz registered himself to be the youngest match-winner in the Madrid Open’s history, entering with a wild card entry and defeating Adrian Mannarino. He broke the record of Rafael Nadal (in 2004) who was supposed to be 18 years while he entered the Madrid Open. Being the youngest player of all until then making his name at the 2021 Open de Oeiras III challenger, he entered the top ranking of 100 as the youngest player being just 18 years old on 24th May 2021.
At the French Open, Alcaraz reached the third round and defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili putting his name on the book of Grand Slam for the first time in his career. In July 2021, he reached the ATP final for the first time defeating the top seed by 6-2, 7-6. He then defeated Richard Gasquet and won the title of maiden ATP and became the youngest man to enter the tour-level championship and defeated Kei Nishikori for being the youngest player at Delray Beach in 2008. Alcaraz became the youngest Spaniard to win the ATP tour title. He participated in Wimbledon but soon lost the second round to Daniil Medvedev.
Alcaraz participated in the Winston-Salem Open and entered round 16 defeating the qualifier Alexei Popyrin. He then entered the second round quarterfinal of the season while defeating the fourth seed and then reached the semifinals while defeating Marcos Giron but soon lost the finals to Mikael Ymer.
At the US Open 2021, Alcaraz defeated the world rank number 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fifth set of the third round and reached the fourth round which was marked as the biggest win of his career ever. Being just 18 years old, he became the youngest man to enter the Grand Slam fourth round since 17-year-old Andrei Medvedev at the French Open 1992.
He has also registered himself to be the youngest player to defeat an ATP top-3 player at the US Open since the computerized ranking was first introduced in 1973. Carlos then reached the quarterfinals and defeated the quarterfinal qualifier Peter Gojowczyk. He became the youngest man to reach the US Open men’s quarterfinal in the Open Era. Also, he became the youngest man to participate in a major men’s singles quarterfinals after 18-year-old Michael Chang at the French Open in 1990.
Alcaraz boasts a longstanding partnership with Babolat, the very brand that also crafted Rafael Nadal’s racquet. His connection with Nike began in 2020 with a five-year deal, cemented during his ascent in the tennis world. Rolex, after Roger Federer’s retirement, took their time before sealing an impressive deal with Alcaraz last year.
The Spaniard proudly displayed his Rolex Daytona as he clinched his inaugural grand slam title. In more recent developments, Alcaraz assumed the role of brand ambassador for the esteemed luxury brand, Louis Vuitton. Furthermore, he graced the “Calvin or Nothing” campaign for Calvin & Klein, a renowned American clothing company, with a previous tennis legend, Andre Agassi, also in their roster.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia Biography
|Carlos Alcaraz Garfia
|May 5, 2003
|Age (as of 2023)
|El Palmar, Murcia, Spain
|Professional Tennis Player
|in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimeters – 185 cm
|in Kilograms – 72 kg – in Pounds – 159 lbs
|Three (Alvaro, Sergio & Jaime)
|Who is his girlfriend?
|Maria González Giménez
He made a heroic performance at the 2021 US Open and made himself the favorite player within no time. Moreover, Alcaraz’s fans are eager to know whom he is dating and with whom he is in a relationship. As of now, none mainstream media reported him to be in a relationship but from his social media, we get to know that he is in a relationship with a fellow tennis player Maria González Giménez. Maris quite often shares their snaps together and she made a whole section in her profile with the “c” caption containing Instagram highlights.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia Net Worth
Being just 20 years old, Carlos Alcaraz Garfia has been making his honing performance over the last 10 years. So, technically he is making a good career and earning a good amount for himself.
Carlos Alcaraz secured a spot in the Cincinnati Masters finals, where he faced a loss against Djokovic. This achievement propelled his career earnings beyond the $20 million mark, with a hefty paycheck of $556,630 from the tournament. Remarkably, Alcaraz stands as the first tennis prodigy born after 2000 to attain this financial milestone.
In the grand scheme of tennis history, only 29 male players have amassed over $20 million in earnings. Yet, it’s important to note that these figures solely reflect his on-court winnings. Alcaraz further boosts his income through sponsorship deals, raking in approximately $5 million, and an estimated $7 million from sponsored social media posts.
- Carlos left everyone amazed when he defeated the world-ranked number 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round of the US Open 2021.
- He registered his name for future games and proved to everyone that he was going to win the tournament after tournaments.
- He has been trained by Juan Carlos Ferrero and is going to create big fame for himself in the world with his name in the time to come.
- He has an Instagram fan following of around 115,000 followers as of July 2021 and an official Twitter following of not less than 20,000 followers.