Carlos Alcaraz became just the second player this season to earn eight figures in prize money.
The Spaniard joins Novak Djokovic on that staircase, earning $10,753,431, second only to the Serbian - the top earner. It is the second time in his career that Alcaraz has crossed the $10 million mark in a single season after last year's breakthrough.
In 2022, Alcaraz became the first teenager in tennis history to amass at least $10 million in prize money in a single season and topped the charts across both tours (pocketing $10,102,330). This year, he has improved that figure despite missing out on one of the four Grand Slams due to injury.
Alcaraz's career earnings have now jumped to a staggering $22,583,074, almost four years since his ATP main draw debut. He has eclipsed Jo-Wilfired Tsonga's total and replaces him in the Top 20 of the all-time career prize money list.
Recently, Alcaraz classified his 2023 season to be better than last year's and the numbers certainly validate his explanation. He has earned 2,035 extra ranking points this year and won six titles, at least one more than in 2022.
In 2023, Alcaraz had a personal-best win rate of 84.4%, translating to 65 wins from 77 matches. He has recorded eight more wins and defeat fewer than last season. The 20-year-old's stellar season was only overshadowed by Novak Djokovic's irresistible form.
Alcaraz finished in second place in the year-end rankings after reaching the semifinal of the 2023 ATP Fianls where he finally made his tournament debut. He won't be able to overtake Djokovic in the rankings until potentially after the Australian Open.
His plans for now will entail a well-earned vacation before traveling to Mexico City in the final days of November where he is scheduled to face American Tommy Paul in an exhibition match at the Plaza de Toros Monumental de México.