Carlos Alcaraz said on Sunday he was “hungry for more” after claiming a first Grand Slam title at the US Open and a place in the record books as the youngest World No 1 in the history of men’s tennis.
The 19-year-old Spaniard defeated Norway’s Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3 in the final to become the youngest Grand Slam men’s champion since Rafael Nadal at the 2005 French Open.
“Right now I’m enjoying the moment. I’m enjoying have the trophy in my hands but of course, I’m hungry for more,” said Alcaraz, the first teenager to be number one in the rankings.
“I want to be in the top for many, many weeks and I hope many years. I’m going to work hard again after this week, these amazing two weeks. I’m going to fight (to) have more of this.”
Sunday’s victory comes in a breakthrough year for Alcaraz.
US Open: Carlos Alcaraz wins first Major, becomes youngest ever ATP World No 1 – ‘Dawn of new era’
His US Open title followed Masters wins in Miami and Madrid – where he defeated Nadal and Novak Djokovic back-to-back – Rio and Barcelona.