SportsCall’s POTW (September 12): Carlos Alcaraz

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Carlos Alcaraz is SportsCall’s Player of the Week, presented by Eric McDade State Farm!

Tennis star Carlos Alcaraz defeated 5th-seeded Casper Ruud in four sets to win the U.S. Open Championship on Sunday. It was Alcaraz’s first major championship. The 19-year-old survived multiple five-set matches throughout the tournament, and will now become the No. 1 ranked player in the world with the victory. Carlos Alcaraz is the youngest player ever to be ranked No. 1 in the Association of Tennis Professionals. Alcaraz is the first teenager to win any major title since Rafael Nadal in 2005.

Photo courtesy of Michelle V. Agins/New York Times

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