Tennis: Carlos Alcaraz tops Casper Ruud in 4-set US Open men’s final
Carlos Alcaraz beat Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3 in the US Open final to collect his first Grand Slam title at age 19 and become the youngest man to lead the ATP rankings.
A pivotal moment came when Alcaraz faced two set points while serving down 6-5 in the third. But Alcaraz erased each of those point-from-the-set opportunities for Ruud with the sort of quick-reflex, soft-hand volleys he repeatedly displayed.
Alcaraz then was much better in the tiebreaker and got the one break he needed in the fourth set.
Men’s Singles Final: No. 3 seed Carlos Alcaraz of Spain beat No. 5 seed Casper Ruud of Norway 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3.
Women’s Doubles Final: No. 3 seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova beat Caty McNally and Taylor Townsend 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Stat of the Day:
19 years, 4 months — Carlos Alcaraz’s age, making him the youngest player to reach No. 1 in the ATP computerised rankings since they were introduced in 1973. He is also the youngest men’s champion at the US Open since Pete Sampras was 19 in 1990.
September 12, 2022