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Alcaraz within the footsteps of Sampras

Alcaraz within the footsteps of Sampras

On September 9, 1990, a really younger Pete Sampras performed a US Open last towards Andre Agassi. The duel of compatriots ended with the victory of the least anticipated. Of the ‘little one’ that nobody anticipated to achieve the ultimate. He even managed to defeat a legend like he was on the best way John McEnroe. Sampras, shocked the world by carry the American Grand Slam with solely 19, beating one other promising younger man and later an incredible tennis participant like Agassi (6-4, 6-3, 6-2).

Sampras, at that second entered the historical past of tennis. He turned the youngest tennis participant to win the US Open. From then on, Sampras would forge a profession on the peak of only a few. The American managed to win 14 Grand Slam titles. A quantity that they might solely have the ability to overcome the ‘aliens’ of the Huge Three.

This 2022, after 32 years have handed since that fantastic feat of Sampras, historical past may repeat itself. On this US Open there’s the chance that a brand new 19-year-old to rise once more with the good American. This time, a Spaniard. The modern tennis participant at present and who arrives with an incalculable starvation for victory. The Murcian, Carlos Alcaraz.

Carlos Alcaraz can change into the second tennis participant to win the US Open after Pete Sampras. Nonetheless, he wouldn’t be the youngest to take action. When the American bought it, regardless of being each 19 years outdated, he was just a few months youthful than Alcaraz would have if he gained the event. Though that doesn’t imply that within the occasion that the Spaniard gained the competitors, it was a milestone equal to that achieved by Sampras in 1990. For the reason that distinction between each tennis gamers with respect to the document could be only some months.

Each eventualities could be totally different. Pete Sampras arrived as a shock and with out having achieved any victory of advantage within the circuit. The truth is his first Grand Slam victory was at that very same US Open. Secondly, Alcaraz already achieved a number of successes earlier than the event. Amongst them two Masters 1,000 (Miami and Madrid) and several other good positions achieved in several Grand Slams. Along with a privileged fourth place within the ATP rating, being the youngest to attain this place.

Nonetheless, this is able to not be the one document that the Spanish would obtain. Alcaraz, along with being the second youngest champion of the US Open, may change into the youngest number one within the historical past of tennis. This document would certainly be distinctive and unprecedented in sport since the document is held by Australian Lleyton Hewitt, who achieved it on the age of 20. Nonetheless, the Murcian stays on the sidelines and is just involved with displaying his greatest sport and making an attempt to attain victory irrespective of what number of information he may break.

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