Alcaraz Breaks Top 20 In Career Prize Money Earnings Just Four Years Since ATP Debut

Alcaraz Breaks Top 20 In Career Prize Money Earnings Just Four Years Since ATP Debut

Carlos Alcaraz recently broke the Top 20 list in career prize money, eclipsing former World No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach that mark.

This season, Alcaraz became the first player born in the 2000s to cross the $20 million in career earnings and has added to his bank account during his stay on indoor hard courts in autumn, taking his total prize money to $22,583,074.

Alcaraz sits precisely in the 20th spot on the list which is quite an impressive rise considering he made his full ATP debut in 2020 at the Rio Open as a 16-year-old. He has developed into an elite athlete under the guidance of former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero.

The young sensation has earned 95% of his career earnings since the start of the 2022 season. Alcaraz became the first teenager to win at least $10 million in prize money in a single season. And he has hit eight figures in prize money in 2023 (one of only two men this season).

Alcaraz finished the 2022 season as the youngest year-end No. 1 in ATP history. A breakthrough teenage season yielded a maiden Grand Slam at the US Open and multiple high-quality wins over Top 10 players. This year has gone even better despite finishing the season as World No. 2.

A remarkable season by Novak Djokovic has overshadowed the Spaniard's progress, but the 20-year-old confessed that 2023 is his best on tour. Alcaraz has won more matches this season and suffered fewer defeats than in 2022.

The crowning moment of his season was at Wimbledon where he won a second Grand Slam title. He is the first player born after the 1990s to win multiple Slams. Alcaraz has also thrilled the fans with his swashbuckling tennis and his burgeoning rivalry with Djokovic, which promises to continue into the new season.

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