Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest tennis player to achieve No. 1 rankings in ATP following his win over Casper Ruud in the US Open. This was also the first major of Alcaraz’s fledgling career.
Alcaraz rose to prominence earlier this year, when he defeated both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic en route to his Madrid Open title. His playing style has drawn comparisons to each member of the Big Three. He has shown the attacking instincts of Roger Federer, the tenacity of Nadal, and the near-perfect baseline game of Djokovic.
Alcaraz also became the youngest grand slam winner since his compatriot Rafael Nadal’s maiden French Open victory in 2005. He is also the only player other than Stanislas Wawrinka to win the US Open after facing a match point in the tournament.
Alcaraz’s Brand Endorsements
The future looks bright for Alcaraz, who has already started bagging endorsement deals from major brands like Rolex, BMW, and ElPozo. He also appeared on the cover page of Vanity Fair earlier this year.
“Very happy to become a new BMW ambassador! We share values and the same concern for sustainable mobility! Convinced that we will do great with this global agreement with BMW!” wrote Alcaraz after inking the deal with the German motor car manufacturers.
The Spanish teenager collected his maiden grand slam title with the iconic Rolex Daytona on his wrists. At the age of 18, he signed his first professional contract with Nike. His racquets are sponsored by Babolat. The list will only grow for the teenager, who looks to dominate the future of Tennis in the post-Big-Three era.
What’s Alcaraz’s Net Worth After Winning US Open?
Alcaraz took home a whopping sum of $2,600,000 after winning the US Open. He has already won lucrative ATP tournaments like Madrid Open, ATP Masters in Miami, Barcelona Open, and Rio Open this year. He qualified to the quarter-finals at Roland Garros and suffered a round of 16 exit to Jannik Sinner at Wimbledon.
The Spaniard had already accumulated $8.9m in career earnings. With the prestigious US Open and number one ranking under his belt, Alcaraz will soon become the sponsors’ delight. Last year, Emma Raducanu bagged a deal with brands like Tiffany, Dior, British Airways, Evian, Vodafone, and Porsche after winning the US Open.
Alcaraz definitely seems to have higher ceilings than Raducanu, and more brands will be willing to bet upon him.