Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz wrote his name in history books on Sunday night when he claimed his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open to become the youngest man to rise to the world no. 1 ranking. The 19-year-old showed tremendous grit in defeating Norway's Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/1) in the final. Alcaraz, the first teenager to claim the top ranking, is the youngest Grand Slam men's champion since his idol Rafael Nadal at the 2005 French Open. He is also the youngest champion in New York since Pete Sampras in 1990.
"It feels great. My dream (has) come true. I have no words to describe the feeling now," Carlos Alcaraz told NDTV. "I just had dinner with family and friends. We had a great time together. I will remember this win for the rest of my life. It was a top match and the nerves were there. It was something special."