|Carlos Alcaraz Garfia Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||May 5, 2003|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia is a Spanish professional tennis player who had first come into the spotlight in September 2021 when he had reached the quarter-final of the US Open. Before this, in July 2021, he had won his maiden ATP Tour title when he had defeated Richard Gasquet in the final of the Croatia Open. This had made him the youngest tour-level champion since 18-year-old Kei Nishikori had won the Delray Beach Open in 2008.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia
El Palmar, Murcia, Spain
El Palmar, Murcia, Spain
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Carlos Alcaraz Gonzalez (Former Tennis Player)
- Mother – Virginia Garfia
- Siblings – Alvaro Alcaraz Garfia (Brother) (Tennis Player), Jaime Alcaraz Garfia (Brother), Sergio Alcaraz Garfia (Brother)
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Carlos has dated –
- Maria González Giménez – Rumor
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Spanish descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
Carlos has been sponsored by –
- Nike, Inc.
In January 2023, Carlos was featured in Calvin Klein‘s new campaign.
In June 2023, he was announced as the House Ambassador for Louis Vuitton.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia Favorite Things
- Tennis Shot – Forehand
- Tennis Surface – Clay
- Sports – Tennis, Golf, Soccer
- Tennis Tournament/Event – Roland Garros (French Open)
- City to Play Tennis In – New York
- Soccer Club – Real Madrid CF
- Tennis Role Model/Idol – Rafael Nadal
- Music Genre – Reggaeton
- Actor – Will Smith
- Movie – Rocky Balboa (2006)
Source – ATP
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia Facts
- He had started playing tennis from the age of 4, inspired by his father who was among the top 50 tennis players in Spain during his prime.
- He has primarily been coached, in the early part of his career, by fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero who had won the Roland Garros title just a few days after his birth in May 2003 and had become the world number 1 ranked singles player later that year.
- Carlos had made his ATP Tour main draw debut at the 2020 Rio Open, aged just 16, after receiving a wildcard for the singles main draw. He had even managed to win his first-round match there, defeating Albert Ramos Viñolas with a scoreline that read 7–6(7–2), 4–6, 7–6(7–2).
- In 2020, he was named the ‘ATP Newcomer of the Year’ after recording a meteoric rise in the official ATP singles rankings, zooming up from number 491 to number 141. In August 2021, he had achieved a career-high singles ranking of world number 54, aged just 18. He had become the youngest player ranked that high since his idol Rafael Nadal was ranked world number 49 on August 30, 2004.
- At the age of 17, he had qualified for the main draw of the 2021 Australian Open, which had made him the youngest participant in the men’s singles event of the tournament. This was his debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament and he had managed to win his first-round match in straight sets before bowing out in the 2nd round.
- In May 2021, he had become the youngest match-winner in the history of the Madrid Open when he had defeated Adrian Mannarino in the 1st round. This feat had broken Rafael Nadal’s record from 2004. In an interesting coincidence, he had to face Nadal in the next round, on his 18th birthday and was promptly overpowered with the score reading 6-1, 6-2.
- At the 2021 French Open, he had become the youngest player to reach the 3rd round of a Grand Slam tournament since Nadal at the 2004 Australian Open. He had also become the youngest player to reach the 3rd round of the French Open since Andrei Medvedev in 1992.
- At the 2021 US Open, he had become the youngest player to reach the 4th round of the tournament since Michael Chang in 1989. Upon winning his 4th round match at the tournament, he had become the youngest US Open men’s quarterfinalist in the Open Era.
- In September 2022, during the US Open, Carlos defeated Casper Ruud during the final Men’s Singles match and was later ranked as the world’s no. 1 singles player by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He was 19 years old at that time and with this, he became the youngest man to rank number one in the world. It was Carlos’s maiden Grand Slam win. He was presented with the ATP No. 1 trophy during the Rolex Paris Masters tournament in October 2022.
- Carlos was the 10th most searched athlete on Google in 2022.
- Due to an injury on his right leg, he had to miss out on the Australian Open 2023.
- In March 2023, Carlos won his 100th professional match after beating Tallon Griekspoor in 2 straight sets, 7-6(4), 6-3, at Indian Wells Tennis Tournament.
- In March 2023, Carlos won the Indian Wells Tennis Championship by defeating Daniil Medvedev in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, during the final ‘Men’s Singles’ match. With this, he reclaimed his #1 ATP tennis ranking.
- During the 2023 Laureus World Sport Awards, Carlos was honored with the “Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year” award.
- In July 2023, Carlos won the Wimbledon 2023 men’s singles title by defeating Novak Djokovic 1-6, 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 in the final match which lasted 4 hours 42 minutes. This was his first-ever Wimbledon win and his 2nd Grand Slam title win.
- In August 2023, the world’s #1 player Carlos lost to Tommy Paul in the quarter-final match of the 2023 Canadian Open (also called National Bank Open) in Toronto. This had happened for the second straight year.
Featured Image by Carlos Alcaraz Garfia / Instagram