Carlos Alcaraz Becomes First Man Born After 1990 To Win At Least 2 Grand Slams

Carlos Alcaraz Becomes First Man Born After 1990 To Win At Least 2 Grand Slams

by Kadir Macar

The Big Three era is slowly expiring, and Carlos Alcaraz is only further proving it with his rapid rise in the last year on the ATP Tour.

If you wanted to create a list of players that won Grand Slams in the current Top 10, you'd have only three names. Carlos Alcaraz would be the second name, as he has the most Grand Slams behind Novak Djokovic after his 2023 Wimbledon triumph.

The Spaniard produced a sensational level in the Wimbledon Championships final to take down defending champion Novak Djokovic and win his second Grand Slam. There are many things you could say about him winning the event because it proves several things. It proves that the Big Three era is slowly ending but it's been mostly Djokovic this year as Roger Federer is retired and Rafael Nadal is injured.

It further proves that he can compete with the likes of Novak Djokovic, as they are the best players in the world right now. It also speaks to how great Alcaraz is as he became the first man born after 1990 to win two Grand Slams, which shows how dominant the Big Three, along with some other older players, have been in the past 20 years.

He's not the only player born after 1990 to have won Grand Slams in the past years, as Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev did it as well. The thing is, neither of them managed to win more than one which is something Alcaraz was able to do.

He did it in less than a year as it hasn't been a full year since he won his maiden Grand Slam trophy at the last year's US Open. It just proved how good he has been but also that the tide is changing in tennis. As good as Djokovic is, he likely won't be the dominant force for many more years, as we have a new sheriff in town. His name is Carlos Alcaraz, and he's here to stay.

"Well, feels great. It's a dream come true for me, being a Wimbledon champion, something that I really wanted. Honestly, I didn't expect to get it really soon. Yeah, it's time to enjoy and share everything, all my feelings. Yeah, as I said, it's a dream."


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