Carlos Alcaraz made history on Sunday when he captured the Mutua Madrid Open title. The Spaniard became the sixth-youngest player to reach 10 tour-level titles in the Open Era.
The 20-year-old, whose birthday was Friday, was only beaten to the mark by five 19-year-olds: Mats Wilander, Bjorn Borg, Rafael Nadal, Boris Becker and Andre Agassi.
Quickest To 10 Tour-Level Titles (Open Era)
1) Mats Wilander
2) Bjorn Borg
3) Rafael Nadal
4) Boris Becker
5) Andre Agassi
6) Carlos Alcaraz
Alcaraz was also champion at the 2022 Next Gen ATP Finals, which does not count towards players’ tour-level trophy collection.
Seven of his crowns have come on clay and three on hard courts. The Spaniard has earned four of his trophies at ATP Masters 1000 events.
At only 20, he is among active leaders in Masters 1000 titles. According to Infosys ATP Stats, Novak Djokovic (38), Nadal (36), Andy Murray (14), Alexander Zverev (5) and Daniil Medvedev (5) are the only active players ahead of him. Alcaraz’s 77.6 winning percentage at Masters 1000 only trails Nadal (82.2%) and Djokovic (82%) among active players.
Alcaraz will now turn his attention to another Masters 1000 event, the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, where he will try to claim his fifth title of the season. It will be the 20-year-old’s tournament debut.
“It’s going to be my first time playing Rome. I really want to play there. I missed [it] last year, so this is a tournament that I looking for since I was kid,” Alcaraz said. “I don’t know how it’s going to be, Rome. I don’t know the feelings over there, but for sure I’m going to enjoy that tournament.
“Of course it’s [going to be] great to play in front of the Italian crowd again.”
Editor’s Note: This story was updated to correctly state that Alcaraz has won four of his 10 titles at ATP Masters 1000 level.