Felipe VI receives the three winners of the US Tennis Open at Zarzuela
King Felipe VI acquired this Wednesday on the Palacio de la Zarzuela the winners of the US Open 2022, the Spanish tennis gamers Carlos Alcaraz, Martin Landaluce and Martin de la Puente.
The athletes have attended the appointment with the king accompanied by their mother and father and by the president of the Spanish Tennis FederationMiguel Diaz.
Don Felipe greeted the tennis gamers with a broad smile and after congratulating Alcaraz, 19, he turned to Landaluce and warned the previous: “watch out with the brand new generations, they’re approaching sturdy”, in reference to the 16-year-old of the junior champion.
After his victory in New York, Alcaraz is the youngest participant to achieve world #1 and thus joins the group of Spaniards who’ve managed to achieve the highest of males’s tennis made up of Carlos Moyá, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Rafael Nadal.
At 19 years, 4 months and seven days previous, Alcaraz from Murcia is the youngest to proclaim himself #1 on the earth ratingsurpassing Australian Lleyton Hewitt who reached the highest at 20 years, 8 months and 23 days in 2001.
The Madrilenian Martín Landaluce has been proclaimed champion of the junior event on the age of 16a feat that solely two different Spaniards had achieved: Javier Sánchez-Vicario, in 1986, and Daniel Rincón, in 2021.
The Galician Martín de la Puente, 23 years previous, and quantity 6 within the ITF rating of wheelchair tennis gamers, and sports activities associate of the Frenchman Nicolás Peifer, grew to become the first Spanish participant to win a Grand Slam within the wheelchair class.
De la Puente and Peifer, with this Grand Slam, add their third victory of the yr collectively in doubles. The opposite two titles have been the British Open and Open Toyota Ile de Ré in France.
Because the president of the Tennis Federation commented after the victory of the three Spaniards, “The extent of Spanish tennis is admittedly unbelievable in the meanwhile. 12 months after yr we enhance in a spectacular means”.
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