Carlos Alcaraz back at the top of the world rankings
SThey call him little Karl. That sounds as nice as it is cute, especially in the Spanish original, and shows a special affection. At the same time, everyone on the pro tour knows that the nickname “Carlitos” belies reality. Because Karlchen may still pass as a teenager on paper, but he comes across as a real guy in person: muscular, strong nerves, self-confident. And above all equipped with a talent that the tennis world does not experience all vintages and that constantly puts a smile on his face.
Since Sunday, Carlos Alcaraz, known as Carlitos, has been the youngest world number one that men’s tennis has ever experienced. It would be better if Karlchen was proclaimed Carlos II by the tennis world; after all, he is the second industry leader by that given name after his Spanish compatriot Carlos Moya, who topped it for two weeks in 1999.