Carlos Alcaraz has accelerated in Madrid the generational change in the world of tennis. After making history by knocking out Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on consecutive days, this Sunday he crushed Alexander Zverev (6-3 and 6-1), current champion, to win his second Masters 1,000. He is the first on the ground. There are four titles in seven tournaments this year. The Murcian, who has just turned 19, has established himself as the fittest tennis player of the year.
After bowing to the two legends, the German barely held the Murcian for an hour. In reality, the battle lasted much less. Until the sixth game of the first set, when the young man from El Palmar broke the serve of the number 3 in the world. From there, it was a review.
Alcaraz, electric and very solid from the bottom of the track, flew over the Madrid clay and had no rival. The German, two-time champion in Madrid, had defeated him in his two direct confrontations. However, the player he ran into this Sunday has already been revealed as the one chosen to tyrannize the next decade. He is already the present. After Rio, Miami and Barcelona, the Murcian also reigns in the Spanish capital as the youngest champion in history. And on the horizon, Roland Garros is already looming, where he will land as one of the favorites.
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