Teenager Alcaraz is ‘new superstar’, says beaten Zverev


Carlos Alcaraz (left) and Alexander Zverev pose with their trophies after the Mutua Madrid Open final on Sunday. The young Spaniard defeated the German 6-3, 6-1. – EPA pic, May 9, 2022.

TEENAGER Carlos Alcaraz continued his blazing rise by demolishing Alexander Zverev in the Madrid final yesterday, leaving the German to say: “Even though you are still five years’ old you are still beating us all.”

Two weeks before the start of Roland Garros, the young Spaniard brushed aside his third-ranked foe 6-3, 6-1 in 62 minutes to continue a run that signals tennis has a new power.


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