Tennis

Carlos Alcaraz stats: How did he perform in 2022

Alcaraz had to overcome Marin Cilic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and defending champion Hubert Hurkacz to reach his first ATP Masters 1000 final, which he won in two sets over Ruud. With the Spaniard’s victory in Miami propelling him to world No. 11, it was time for Team Alcaraz to adjust its goals. After all, if you can win six consecutive matches against the best in the world, why not seven? In Barcelona, Alcaraz became the youngest player to break into the Top 10 since Rafael Nadal, who was 18 at the time. Not one to shy away from comparisons, Alcaraz seemed to relish them as he defeated Pablo Carreo Busta to win the title—he achieved the rankings milestone at the same tournament, on the same date (April 25), and in the same manner, by defeating a countryman in the final.

That mental fortitude was on full display during a difficult summer, in which he achieved his best results at Roland Garros (quarterfinals) and Wimbledon (fourth round), but failed to win a title despite reaching back-to-back finals in Hamburg and Umag. It was also the deciding factor when the tour arrived at the chaotic bustle of the US Open, where he initially went unnoticed until his night matches became must-see viewing.

Youngest World No. 1

In the US Open final, with the No. 1 ranking on the line, Alcaraz defeated Ruud in four sets to become the first teenager to top the ATP Rankings since their inception in 1973. It was also the fastest ascension to world No. 1 ever, coming just over two years after his first main-draw match—and that’s not counting the five-month tour stoppage due to COVID-19, which halted Alcaraz’s initial progress in 2020. Alcaraz’s record-breaking season has earned him a place in tennis history, with five titles from seven finals and a 57-13 record. The Spaniard is already open about the target that will undoubtedly be on his back next year. But, as usual, Alcaraz and his village of a team have set a series of new objectives to work towards.

“Next season will be different for me. “I’m not going to be one of the guys who is climbing up; I’m already there, so this season will be different,” Alcaraz recently told The National.

ServePercentageReturnPercentage
1st Serve %65.61st Srv. Return Won %33.9
1st Serve Won %71.92nd Srv. Return Won %53.3
2nd Serve Won %55.5Break Points Won %39.6
Ace %4.8Return Games Won %30.5
Double Fault %3.1Return Points Won %41.3
Break Points Saved %65.7Ace Against %4.2
Service Points Won %66.2Double Fault Against %3.5
Service Games Won %84.4Matches Won %81.2
TournamentPercentage (W-L)
Davis Cup50 (1-1)
ATP 25075 (3-1)
ATP 50085 (17-3)
Masters79.2 (19-5)
Grand Slam84.2 (16-3)
Overall81.2 (56-13)