Carlos Alcaraz (19 years, 4 months, 6 days) overcame Casper Ruud to win his first Grand Slam, and also became the youngest player to win number one on the ATP rankings.
After the match ended, Alcaraz burst into tears on the field. He followed in the footsteps of fellow country legend Rafael Nadal to become the first teen player since 2005 to win a major.
The final match of the US Open 2022 takes place attractively from the first set. The two players constantly struggled and faced break-points. After saving two break-points, Alcaraz took the opportunity from the opponent’s errors to win the break in the 3rd game (2-1).
Ruud tried to catch up, but could not turn the tide in front of Alcaraz’s consecutive successful nets. Set 1 closed with a 6-4 victory for the Spaniard.
In the second set, fans witnessed an attractive chase in the first game. In the next games, Alcaraz played with a lack of concentration. His failed shots helped Ruud win 4 games in a row, thereby winning 6-2.
The turning point of the third set came in game 12, where Ruud had impressive vertical winners to win the set-point. However, he could not take advantage to finish the opponent. Alcaraz saved two set-points, then won to force the opponent into the tie-break.
Ruud’s morale seems to be affected. He lost points after two foul backhands and let Alcaraz have the first mini-break (3-1). After that, the Norwegian player continued to make mistakes and failed in game 5 (1-4). In the opposite direction, Alcaraz had the calm and precision in each phase to easily win 7-1 in the tie-break series.
Prudence returned when Alcaraz and Ruud entered the fourth set. However, Ruud once again made mistakes in a row in the sixth game, thereby helping the Spaniard to have a break-point.
After taking the lead 4-2, Alcaraz held the serve well to go straight to victory (6-3). The belated effort only helped Ruud win the 8th game (3-5).
The match ended with a final 3-1 victory for Alcaraz. “A great match between two talented young players. They will have many more eye-catching battles in the future,” commented former tennis player Rod Laver.
According to Tuan Nguyen – Zing.vn | 06:50 September 12, 2022