Tennis-From baby-faced prodigy to conqueror, Alcaraz sets sights on Grand Slam glory


FILE PHOTO: Tennis - ATP Masters 1000 - Madrid Open - Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain - May 8, 2022 Spain's Carlos Alcaraz Garfia celebrates winning the final against Germany's Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Juan Medina

(Reuters) - In a year of memorable firsts for Carlos Alcaraz, the 19-year-old Spaniard has transformed himself from being just another fresh face with immense potential to a genuine threat on the men's tour and a favourite for the French Open.

His meteoric rise in 12 months was underlined by becoming the youngest ATP 500 champion in history at 18 and the youngest player to beat both Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic at the same claycourt event.

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