Carlos Alcaraz of Spain to end 2022 as the youngest ever world No. 1 ATP Player
Carlos Alcaraz of Spain has become the youngest person to be ranked No.1 on the ATP (Association of Tennis Professional ) ranking since the .ATP started the ranking system in 1973 He will be 19 years, 214 days on December 5, the 2022 year-end ranking date. He has broken the record held by Lleyton Hewitt of Australia who was 20 years, 275 days of age in 2001.
Carlos Alcaraz started the 2022 year as the 32nd ranked player on ATP ranking. This year he became the second youngest male player to win the US open Grand Slam title after Pete Sampras.
He becomes the first player outside of the Big Four of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal to top the final rankings since Andy Roddick in 2003.
Association of Tennis Professional (ATP)
It was set up in 1972 as a body of the Men’s professional Tennis players. .
It conducts various tournaments for professional men’s tennis players worldwide.
It organises three types of tournaments or tours based on their importance.
The top ranked events are included in the ATP tour. The second ranked events are organised as the ATP Challenger Tour and its third ranked tournament are called the ITF Men’s Tennis tour.
It Introduced the ranking system for players in 1973 and the first no.1 ranked player was Ilie Nastase of Romania.
In 2021 the no.1 ranked player was Serbian Novak Djokovic.
The Headquarters of ATP is in London, United Kingdom.
CEO of ATP: Massimo Calvelli
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