Any tennis fans will know that there are four major events in the calendar each year when it comes to the sport. The Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
In 2021, the US Open is taking place from August 24th to September 12th. And one of the stand-out stars of the competition is Spanish player, Carlos Alcaraz. So, let’s find out more about Carlos, from his age to his parents, net worth and more…
Who is Carlos Alcaraz?
Carlos Alcaraz is an 18-year-old tennis player who showed promise in the sport from a very early age.
Carlos was born on May 5th, 2003 in Murcia, Spain.
As per ATP Tour, Carlo’s father decided to get him an agent at 12 years old.
Speaking of Carlos, his agent, Albert Molina, said: “He hasn’t come close to letting us down. I didn’t know that he would be among the Top 80 in the world at 18“.
Carlos Alcaraz parents
According to Tennis Majors, Carlos’ parents are called Carlos and Virginia. And he has three siblings named Alvaro, Sergio, and Jaime.
It’s reported that Carlos took an interest in tennis because of his father. He began playing at the age of four. As per ATP Tour in 2021, “he is the youngest player to reach the third round of the clay-court major in the past 29 years“.
Carlos’ coach is former world champion and 2003 Roland-Garros winner Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Carlos’ net worth explored
Although Carlos is just 18 years old, he’s technically been honing his crafter for over 10 years, so it makes sense that he’d be earning a good salary competing at the level that he does.
In an interview at the US Open in 2021, Carlos said that if he had to compare his style to any other tennis player, he would say Roger Federer because of the aggression in their games.
The tennis player can be found on Instagram with 175k followers @carlitosalcarazz.