Carlos Alcaraz is on track to conclude the season with a set won in every match he’s played. This feat has only been accomplished once since 1997, by Roger Federer in 2005. The stat above was pointed out by data scientist Alex Fassone on Twitter.
Carlos Alcaraz is on course to finish the season having won a set in every single match he’s played. Since 1997 this has only been achieved once, by Roger Federer in 2005. Remarkably 2005 was also a year in which Nadal lost only 1 match in straight sets, who was this loss to? pic.twitter.com/fbDDgWHapI — alex fassone (@alex_fassone) September 19, 2022.
Yet, to equalize Federer’s record, Alcaraz needs to not lose in straight sets this remaining season, which is not an easy task.
Next tournaments for Carlos Alcaraz
Setting eyes on the ATP throne, Alcaraz lost the Roland Garros quarter-final and fell in the Hamburg and Umag title matches in back-to-back weeks. Carlos bounced back at the US Open and defeated seven rivals to become the seventh-youngest Major champion in the Open era.
The Spaniard saved a match point versus Jannik Sinner in the quarter-final and ousted Frances Tiafoe and Casper Ruud en route to a career-best moment. Related: Carlos Alcaraz reveals his schedule “I want to get home and see my family again.
My parents were at the Davis Cup, but I was thinking about other things. I look forward to sitting down with my family, eating with them and hanging out. I think about tennis almost all year round, and there are times when you get saturated and want to disconnect.
Being with my family and friends helps. After the break, I will play Astana, Basel, Paris, the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup Finals. I will try to finish the season as world no. 1,” Carlos Alcaraz said.
Carlos Alcaraz overcomes Nadal in ATP race
Rafael Nadal had been the leader of the ATP Race for eight months.
Rafa skipped the last year’s second half due to a foot injury, returning stronger at the beginning of 2022. Carlos used his chances and passed Rafa as the ATP Race leader after the US Open, building a 650 points advantage over the 22-time Major winner and becoming the year-end no.
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