The Spaniard number 32 in the world beats the American 3-0 and wins the youth trophy undefeated. For him a bonus of 340,000 euros
Carlos Alcaraz from Murcia is Jannik Sinner’s successor in the roll of honor of the Next Gen Atp Finals. The 18-year-old Spaniard and number 32 in the world overtook the American Sebastian Korda in three sets (4-3 4-2 4-2) without even giving him time to react. A bit the format with 4-game sets that makes everything faster, a bit the determination of Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil, the final had very little history. And the teenager who compares himself to Federer, but has Nadal as his idol, takes home 340,000 euros for winning the trophy as an unbeaten in the round robin. This is the second 18 year old in a row, after Jannik Sinner in 2019 to conquer the title of the new generation. An impressive roadmap for him, 32 wins and 17 defeats this year. He is also the youngest to win more than 30 matches in a season since Andrei Medvedev did in 1992.
First set a little bit more close, with the two playing for it at the tie break. But in the second, the Spaniard stretched with a break in the fifth game to go to close 4-2. At the beginning of the third, the Allianz Cloud audience was all for Sebastian Korda, who had already lost the first 15. There was a desire for entertainment in the armchairs in Milan, where Brandon Nakashima had also lined up to follow his colleagues. Carlitos leaves no room for maneuver for Petr Korda’s son, punishing him as soon as he leaves a crack. Relentless to the service, with his bombs at 220 hours, the Umag champion in the second game falters allowing Korda to reach 40-40 but at the “deciding point” (at the Next Gen there is no “advantage”) he still gets away with placing the straight crossed in the corner. The break comes soon after, with the 2-1 quickly becoming 3-1. It ends quickly, too quickly 4-3 (5) 4-2 4-2 in just over an hour. but Carlos goes fast, running: “I am very happy to have won this trophy, especially because I was not used to this surface. It was only my fourth tournament on the fast indoor”. And in the end, after thanking his mentor Juan Carlos Ferrero, two words in Italian: “Thank you very much, you were fantastic. See you next year”. Probably, however, in Turin. With the greats.
November 13, 2021 (change November 13, 2021 | 23:03)
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