1/16/football/carlos-alcaraz-year-end-no-1-tennis-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Carlos Alcaraz Making a spectacular comeback from injury, he defeated Cameron Norris 6-3 7-5 to win the Argentina Open title on Sunday.
Prior to last week, last year’s US Open champion had been out of action for more than three months recovering from hamstring and abdominal injuries.
But the 19-year-old, ranked second in the world Novak Djokovikmade a smooth return to competitive Tennis in Buenos Aires, dropping only one set during the tournament.
Against Norrie of Great Britain, Alcaraz took control of the contest, winning seven straight games between the end of the first set and the start of the second.
He failed to serve for the match at 5–3 in the second set, but won three games later with a superb forehand drop shot.
“It’s been a great week for me, a dream week after a long time without any competition. The level I showed coming to Buenos Aires is amazing and really special. It’s been an emotional week too,” Alcaraz according to Reuters. he said.
It was the Spaniard’s seventh ATP Tour title and his first since winning the US Open in September – a victory that made him the youngest man ever to top the world rankings.
On Sunday, he became the youngest player to win the Argentina Open.
Alcaraz said, “I felt very comfortable playing the final.”
“I knew it was going to be really tough. I started to really focus on what I had to do at the beginning – my game, my level. At this level I have to play in the final.”
On Tuesday, Alcaraz will begin his title defense at the Rio Open – the first of five ATP Tour titles he will win in 2022 – as he bids to make ground on Djokovic at the top of the rankings.