Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz wins men’s singles U.S. Open championship
September 11, 2022 8:13PM EDT
Carlos Alcaraz of Spain beat Norway’s Casper Ruud in four sets to win the men’s singles final at the U.S. Open, his first tournament win at Flushing-Meadows. Alcaraz, 19, is the first male teenager to win a Grand Slam since Rafael Nadal won the French Open in 2005.
Alcaraz took the first set but lost the second to Ruud, the No. 5 seed. Ruud led 6-5 in a marathon third set that lasted more than 70 minutes and ended with Alcaraz tying it up after a dramatic 15-minute game. Alcaraz then easily took the tiebreaker 7-1.
Alcaraz won the fourth and final set 6-3.
Alcaraz won the quarter-final round in five sets against American Frances Tiafoe, who had defeated Rafael Nadal.