Alcaraz wins the US Open, his first Grand Slam title, and becomes world number 1 with a record!
Carlos Alcaraz won in four sets against the Norwegian Casper Ruud: 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3. Fourth in the world before this match, the Spaniard won, at only 19 years old, his first Grand Slam title. This Monday, he will also be the new world number 1 in the ATP rankings, the youngest in history! For his opponent, this is the second Major final lost after his loss at Roland-Garros.
Nadal’s congratulations for Alcaraz
Rafael Nadal congratulated the winner of the day – his compatriot – with a message on social networks: “Congratulations Carlos Alcaraz for your first Grand Slam and for your place as number 1, the culmination of your first great season. I am sure that ‘there will be many more.
A precocity record for a world number 1
At 19 years 4 months and 6 days, Carlos Alcaraz becomes the youngest world number 1 in history! It is even the first time that a player under 20 has reached the top of the ATP rankings. The Spaniard dethroned Lleyton Hewitt, aged 20 years and 9 months when he became world number 1 on November 19, 2001.
6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 5-2, break confirmed for Alcaraz, which is getting closer to the crown
Oh it’s getting clearer for Carlos Alcaraz, who doesn’t let go of his face-off even if the first ball sometimes has a little trouble passing. Danger for Ruud on his serve.
6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 4-2, break for Alcaraz!
We felt Ruud sinking into a form of monotony of play, trying to respond to the strong blows of the Spaniard. Alcaraz takes advantage of it with authority and comes to break in this fourth set.
6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 3-2, Alcaraz still leads and he is solid
We remain on a status quo, without beak, in this fourth set. In attitude, Alcaraz once again gives off the impression of power and confidence that he displayed at the start of the match.
6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 1-1, we put the fourth set
Everyone wins their face-off quite easily to start the fourth inning. We breathe a little after the dantesque exchanges at the end of the third set.
6-4, 2-6, 7-6, Alcaraz takes the lead after a one-sided tie break
Carlos Alcaraz seemed on the verge of breaking in this third round. But the few rallies that allowed him to take Casper Ruud to the tie break gave him back his rage and confidence. Result: a perfectly mastered tie break for the Spaniard, who disgusted the Norwegian in terms of power and service.
Tie break in the third inning
On an absolutely magnificent forehand along the line, Ruud went to grant himself a set point … saved in splendid fashion by Alcaraz on a school passing. After a few memorable exchanges, second set point for the Norwegian. Still saved by the Spaniard, at the net.
We go to the tie break on a MONUMENTAL point with heroic Ruud at the net, forced to leave as a tweener to respond to the inspiration of Alcaraz, who ends up crucifying him.
4-6, 6-2, 5-5, Alcaraz harangues the crowd
A bit of bad luck for Ruud, who saw his ball hit the net and offered his well-constructed point to his opponent. Which therefore pockets his face-off by screaming in rage in the direction of the crowd, as if to motivate himself
Ruud may be silencing critics
If he wins this final, Casper Ruud will pocket his first Grand Slam and become world number 1. Prior to this match, he had never beaten a top 10, leading some observers to say he didn’t deserve the throne. But his level of play may be calming some tongues….
4-6, 6-2, 5-4, crazy exchanges and Ruud still ahead
A rally of 17 shots – and only wonders on the four corners of the court – which woke up the public who were waiting to get some candy in their mouths. Note that the amortized do not pass at Alcaraz, which has the merit of relentless… probably a little too much on this gesture.
4-6, 6-2, 4-3, Ruud stays solid
Despite a small scare on a double fault, the Norwegian continues. This third set could last
4-6, 6-2, 3-3, Alcaraz recovers in its match
Come on, things are going better for the Spaniard: a solid serve in this game and above all a well-constructed point at the net which seems to have done him good.
4-6, 6-2, 3-2, Ruud takes the lead!
It is surprisingly serene. The Norwegian unrolls his service game and presses on the frustration of Alcaraz, clearly in a weak time.
Once again, Alcaraz is frustrated and nervous on some rather incomprehensible unforced errors. We see him moaning and Ruud, impassive, takes his chance.
6-4, 2-6, 2-1 for Alcaraz
Ruud still resists by taking advantage of the Spaniard’s small inaccuracies: an uncertain climb to the net, a hesitation while advancing on a shot from the Norwegian, however average… the pressure?
6-4, 2-6, 2-0 for Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz confirms his break with an ace. Ruud has despite a nice point at the end of a rather crazy exchange but the Spaniard is in the lead in this third set.
Entry break for Alcaraz
Relaxation for Casper Ruud, who takes a break from the start in this third set. Superb winning cushioning to conclude for the Spaniard.
6-4, 2-6: Second set for Ruud!
Serious drop in speed for Carlos Alcaraz, who concedes a second break, conceding at the same time the second set, 6-2. The two players are back to back, one sleeve everywhere.
5-2 for Ruud
Very big smash from the baseline for Ruud, who leads 5 games to 2 in this second set. Carlos Alcaraz appears very frustrated!
Big serve from Ruud
Big outside service from Casper Ruud, who saves this break point.
Break point for Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz already has the opportunity to debreak, facing a tense Casper Ruud!
And the break for Ruud, 4-2!
Casper Ruud makes the break after a ball not very well touched by Carlos Alcaraz! First break of the game for the Norwegian, who leads 4-2.
Break point for Ruud
Break point this time for Casper Ruud! The Norwegian scored a very good point when he was trailing 30-0.
3-2 for Ruud in the second set
Alcaraz woods and Casper Ruud holds his service, to lead 3-2 in this second set.
Ruud saves the break point
Ruud saves this break point from an ace! Finally a good first.
Alcaraz break point
First break point of this set for Alcaraz! The Spaniard punishes his opponent.
Ruud in trouble
On his third game of service, Casper Ruud is this time in difficulty, with in particular a new failed climb to the net. 40-A.
Another solid service game, this time for Alcaraz. The Spaniard keeps going forward.
2-1 for Ruud in the second set
White game also for Casper Ruud, the points parade at the start of the second set.
White game for Alcaraz, who still goes to the net several times against Ruud a little far from his line.
Ruud holds his serve
Casper Ruud holds his first service game at the start of the second set. He manages his service games a little better after a difficult start to the match.
Alcaraz first set
White game to conclude this set, in 49 minutes! Carlos Alcaraz therefore won this first round after having succeeded in the break in the third game.
Alcaraz goes to the net
Two net climbs for Alcaraz, who leads 30-0 on his serve.
5-4 for Alcaraz
Casper Ruud makes another good service game and will have to debreak if he wants to stay alive in this first set. 5-4 for Alcaraz, which will therefore be used to win the first round.
5-3 for Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz, thanks to a few nice shots including a climb to the net, still retains his service. 5-3 for the Spaniard.
Ruud returns a point to Alcaraz after a refereeing error
Casper Ruud returns the point to Carlos Alcaraz after an error by the referee, who does not see the second rebound.
4-3, Ruud stays in contact despite a missed tweener
Casper Ruud tries a tweener at 40-0 but misses! Daring from the Norwegian, who does not master the gesture as well as Nick Kyrgios. He still holds his service game afterwards.
4-2 for Alcaraz
No break point this time for Casper Ruud and Carlos Alcaraz continues to race in the lead, 4-2 in this first set.
3-2: Shutout for Ruud
Very good game (white) from Casper Ruud, who stays in contact.
Carlos Alcaraz flees again and confirms his break, 3-1!
Break point for Ruud
Carlos Alcaraz is aggressive but Casper Ruud has an opportunity to break!
Another wonderful point
Another magnificent point but this time it’s Ruud who wins, he who was a little tough. 30-15 for the Spaniard.
Break Alcaraz, 2-1!
First break of the match for Carlos Alcaraz who succeeds on his second opportunity!
3 chances for Alcaraz
Huge point won by Carlos Alcaraz, who offers himself three break points! He has just scored the last seven points.
1=1, 0-30 for Alcaraz
Success for Carlos Alcaraz with his ball hitting the net against a Ruud on the net. 0-30 even for the Spaniard after a topspin volley comes out.
There you go, Carlos Alcaraz holds his service and recovers at 1-1!
Alcaraz saves two break points
Two good serves and Carlos Alcaraz is doing well! He even continues with an ace to have the opportunity to win his first game.
2 break points for Ruud!
Two break points for Casper Ruud, thanks to a good return on a second ball from Alcaraz!
Carlos Alcaraz goes up in the end but Casper Ruud inflicts a passing on the Spaniard, 15-A on the serve of the 19-year-old player.
1-0 for Ruud
Casper Ruud holds his serve and wins the first game of the match, with two break points saved!
Already a crazy first point
Already a crazy first point with Casper Ruud who goes up to the net and resists several times, with Alcaraz who ends up sending the ball into the net. The Norwegian saved two break points.
Ruud saves a first break point
Casper Ruud takes the length and saves this first break point!
Break point for Alcaraz
First break point for Carlos Alcaraz after being down 30-0!
Casper Ruud serves first
The Norwegian serves first in this match and starts with an ace!
Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud enter the Arthur-Ashe for this US Open final. A few more minutes of patience before the expected appointment.
The crazy figures of the coronation potential of Alcaraz
At 19 years and 4 months, Carlos Alcaraz could enter a whole new dimension this Sunday at the end of the US Open final by breaking several records for precocity, in particular that of the youngest world number one in the history of tennis.
Welcome to the RMC Sport website to follow the US Open final between Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud live. For the Spaniard, this is a first at this level in a Grand Slam. The Norwegian suffered his defeat last June against Rafael Nadal at Roland-Garros. The winner of the match will therefore win his first Major but will also be the new world number one on Monday.