QUIZ: Carlos Alcaraz and his 2022 US Open triumph

QUIZ: Carlos Alcaraz and his 2022 US Open triumph

by Zachary Wimer

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At the 2022 US Open, Carlos Alcaraz lifted his maiden Grand Slam trophy and became the youngest world no. 1 in men's tennis history as a result.

On his way to the final, he defeated seven opponents from five different countries and lost seven sets along the way. With a quiz from Tennis Infinity, you can test your knowledge by naming all the opponents Carlos Alcaraz defeated on his way to the title.

As a hint, you get to know the round and result against each of the opponents, and all you have to type in is a surname. A little hint: a player that the young Spaniard defeated in his final match also had a chance to become world number 1.

After you're done with the quiz, you can read our summary of Alcaraz's journey the 2022 US Open below, to see what you may have potentially missed.

Carlos Alcaraz's 2022 US Open Triumph Summary:

Starting the tournament as the third seed, the young Spaniard was certainly among the players who wanted to capitalize on Novak Djokovic's absence, and the fact that Rafael Nadal didn't seem to be 100% fit.

In the first round of the tournament, Alcaraz took on an opponent who also didn't seem to be really fit, as Sebastian Baez retired after two sets of play. After that, the teenager took on Baez's compatriot, Federico Coria, who he overpowered without losing a set.

He didn't face any struggles in the third round either, with yet another straight-sets win, this time against Jenson Brooksby, but his fourth-round match could have ended his journey.

Marin Cilic was playing some inspired tennis, and despite being down by a set twice, the Croatian always recovered the deficit. However, after Alcaraz won the fifth set, there was naturally no chance for Cilic to come back from set down again, as the Spaniard made it to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows.

It didn't get any easier from there, as in his quarterfinal match, the Spanish player actually faced a match point against Jannik Sinner, who was serving for the set, but Alcaraz was able to turn the match around and win in five sets.

Another five-set battle awaited him in the semifinals when home crowd favourite Frances Tiafoe wanted to follow up on his previous win over Nadal. Yet, once again, Alcaraz prevailed in the fifth set to set up a final clash with Casper Ruud.

By winning the final match, both players had a chance to become the world no. 1, but it seemed that the Norwegian had less left in his gas tank after two weeks of exhausting tennis, as Alcaraz won the match in four sets to win his first major title.


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