Big Moment in the Big Apple: Carlos Alcaraz’s US Open Victory Lap | TBEN | Tennis


Carlos Alcaraz made history on Sunday when he won the US Open. On Monday, the Spaniard celebrated in style.

After speaking to the assembled media and doing 14 television interviews on Sunday evening, Alcaraz woke up on Monday, ready for more. Officially the youngest World No. 1 in the history of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, the 19-year-old’s media circuit began at 11 a.m., when he was picked up from his hotel.

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The teen did an interview on his way to Times Square, one of the most iconic locations in New York. As people walked in the square, where countless celebrities have gone before, Alcaraz lifted his trophy high for some photos. Several stars have had similar shoots in the same location over the years, from Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.

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After Alcaraz’s visit to Times Square, he returned to his hotel for more interviews, bringing his total for the day to more than 10.

For a player who just became the second male teen in the Open Era to win the US Open along with Pete Sampras, there was a lot to talk about. He is also first in the Pepperstone ATP Race To Turin, putting him in pole position to finish as number 1 at the end of the year.

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But at 2pm it was time for Alcaraz to continue his journey and fly to Spain for Davis Cup action.

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