Carlos Pumping His Fist at the French Open

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Carlos Alcaraz Garfia

ATP Male Tennis Player

Age: 19
Birthday: May 5, 2003
Height:
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Weight: 163 lbs (74kg)
Turned Pro:
2018
Country: Spain
Birthplace: El Palmar, Murcia, Spain
Plays: Right-Handed
Titles: 6
Highest Ranking: 1 (September 2022)
Prize Money: $9,119,045
Coach: Juan Carlos Ferrero

Social   |   Bio    |    Net Worth    |    Gear    |    Apparel

Endorsements    |     Injuries    |     Awards & Media

Social   |   Bio    |    Net Worth    |    Gear    |    Apparel    |    Endorsements    |     Injuries    |     Awards & Media

Social

Carlos is active on a handful of prominent social media websites, most notably Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. However, he doesn’t currently have a TikTok account.

The following are his handles and links to where you can follow his journey on each of these websites.

He’s most active on Twitter.

Bio

Born on May 5, 2003, Carlos Alcaraz Garfia is a Spanish tennis player whose breakout success and meteoric rise to the top ten have garnered significant attention, with many drawing close comparisons to fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal.

Carlos was born in El Palmar, the most populous village in Murcia, Spain, along with his parents Carlos and Virginia, and three brothers, Alvaro, Sergio, and Jamie.

Supported by his father, an avid tennis player and a former top-40 player in Spain, Carlos started playing tennis at the early age of three. His affinity and passion for the sport grew steadily, and he set lofty goals for himself to be one of the best.

Rafael Nadal, his childhood hero, served as an excellent role model and a player who Carlos followed closely growing up.

Carlos turned professional in 2018 when he was 15 years old, playing Futures and Challenger tournaments. However, he landed his first shot on the ATP Tour after receiving a wildcard at the Rio Open in 2020. He won his first match but fell in the second round.

In 2021, Carlos found some early success as an Australian Open qualifier, again making it to the second round before suffering a loss. Shortly after, he won the 2021 Open de Oeiras III, a Challenger tournament, allowing him to break into the ATPs top 100 for the first time.

Then in July, he captured his first ATP title at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open. After falling in the second round of Wimbledon, Carlos made his deepest run at a Grand Slam reaching the quarterfinals before retiring from his match due to a leg injury.

By the end of 2021, Carlos had broken into the top 35 as the youngest player and closed out the year strong with a Next Gen ATP Finals win over Sebastian Korda.

In 2022, Carlos has quickly built on his success with four titles at the Rio Open, Miami Open, Barcelona Open, and Madrid Open. Although he reached the quarterfinals at the French Open, he eventually lost to Alexander Zverev.

With a career-high ranking of six in the world at age 19, Carlos Alcaraz is one of the sport’s brightest young talents, whose speed, power, and energy make him an exciting player to watch.

Net Worth

So far in his career, Carlos Alcaraz has accumulated an impressive $5,452,072 in prize money, which scratches the surface as Nike, Babolat, and Rolex also sponsor him.

It’s safe to assume that Carlos’ net worth exceeds $6 million. However, it’s quickly changing as he continues to log impressive results at the world’s biggest tournaments.

Gear

Carlos relies on Babolat for his racquets, strings, racquet bag, replacement grips, overgrips, and other related accessories.

Here’s the gear he endorses:

  • Racquet: Babolat Pure Aero VS
  • Strings: RPM Blast 1.30 (16 gauge)
  • Tension: 55 lbs mains / 53 lbs crosses
  • Racquet Bag: Babolat Pure Aero 12 Pack
  • Overgrips: Babolat Tour Original
  • Vibration Dampener: n/a

Many professional tennis players use customized versions of existing racquets with specs that cater to their specific needs. However, to the surprise of many, Carlos uses a stock Babolat Pure Aero VS without any significant modifications to the racquet.

Apparel

In 2019, Carlos Alcaraz signed a deal with Nike for all his apparel, including shoes. You’ll notice he’s wearing different outfits throughout the year, which Nike dictates and changes throughout the seasons, usually coinciding with Grand Slam events.

Carlos wears the Nike Air Zoom Vapor Pro for his shoes, the latest evolution of Nike’s popular Vapor line for tennis, one of our picks for the best tennis shoes.

Endorsements

As a young player with broad appeal achieving consistent success, there’s no doubt Carlos will be a highly sought-after athlete for endorsements. However, Rolex is his only major endorsement outside of Nike and Babolat for now.

Languages

Carlos Alcaraz’s primary language is Spanish, but he also speaks English fluently.

Injuries

It’s early in Carlos’ career, so it’s not surprising he hasn’t had too many injuries, but he has suffered a few challenges.

Notably, he retired from his quarterfinal match against Felix Auger-Aliassime at the 2021 US Open due to an injury to his right adductor, a muscle in the upper leg.

Carlos pulled out of the Italian Open more recently due to an ankle injury he sustained at the Madrid Open when he fell playing Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals.

Other than that, he hasn’t suffered from any injuries that have forced him not to play, but he does have an explosive game, so it will be interesting to see how his body holds up in the coming years.

Awards & Media

Quickly gaining traction on the ATP Tour, Carlos Alcaraz is attracting worldwide media attention. Here are a handful of our favorites.

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