Carlos Alcaraz sets another record matching Rafael Nadal after his latest win at the Miami Masters

Carlos Alcaraz continues to break records as a teenager and is all set to play against Tommy Paul in the Miami Open.

Carlos Alcaraz sets another record matching Rafael Nadal after his latest win at the Miami Masters

Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal (Image via: Tennis Majors)

In a recent match against Dusan Lajovic in the Miami Open, Carlos Alcaraz achieved a remarkable feat by registering his fourth career bagel at ATP Masters 1000 level. In the third round of the ongoing tournament, he defeated Lajovic in straight sets 6-0, 7-6(7-5). To put this achievement into perspective, only six players since 1990 have won multiple 6-0 sets as teenagers, and Alcaraz has now equaled Rafael Nadal for the most.

This is a remarkable accomplishment, considering Nadal’s status as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Alcaraz’s bagel against Lajovic is a testament to his talent and potential. He is still only 19 years old and has a long career ahead of him, but he has already shown that he has the ability to compete at the highest level of professional tennis.

Scoring a bagel signifies the difference in skill level between the two players. Considering the event to be Masters 1000 which implies that the best 128 play in it, scoring a bagel is a great achievement. Carlos Alcaraz is just 19 and already scored four bagels in the Masters 1000 talks a lot of potential he possess.

The Spaniard is also the youngest to win the US Open title last year and reach the top spot in the ATP charts. However, with Novak Djokovic and Nadal at the last stint of their careers, it’s safe to say that Alcaraz will be owning the sport in the coming years. If not for 20 Grand Slam titles, he will certainly make his mark on the sport by the end of his career.

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List of other teenagers to score multiple bagels at ATP Masters 1000

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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray

There have been six players to score multiple bagels as teenagers since 1990. Here is the list of few of the players-

  • Rafael Nadal
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Andy Murray
  • Lleyton Hewitt
  • Carlos Alcaraz

Fans are absolutely loving this young lad hailing from the same country as Rafael Nadal. In the absence of the star players like Djokovic and Nadal, Alcaraz is making sure that he takes that role. Experts are already calling him the true successor to the Big-3. However, the current pool of young players are equally skilled but Alcaraz does have that extra push in him that makes him better.

The 19-year-old coming off from a win at the Indian Wells earlier this month is all set to face the local lad, Tommy Paul. However, the American has a 1-0 H2H record over the world No.1 and it will be an exciting context on Tuesday.

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