At the Wimbledon finals on Sunday, Carlos Alcaraz defeated the reigning champion, Novak Djokovic, in an incredible victory that set numerous records. The game was thrilling to watch since it was an emotional roller coaster. It took four hours and 42 minutes for the breathtaking game to finish, and it was nothing short of a nail-biting experience.
Carlos Alcaraz made £2.35 million, which is around $3,079,980, from his victory over Djokovic. The prize money saw an increase of 17.25 percent as compared to the previous year. He also took a silver replica of the iconic golden trophy from Wimbledon.
The prize money for the win justifies the historic moment, as it is the highest that has ever been offered to the winner. The combined prize money for the men’s and women’s singles competitions at Wimbledon this year reached a record £32,154,000 ($41,506,312 approx.)
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Following Rafa, Carlos Alcaraz is now the second Spanish player to win the Wimbledon Championships. One of the youngest players to win the Golden Trophy was the 20-year-old. After Sir Andy Murray in 2013, he is the only player to have defeated Novak Djokovic on the center court.
How much has Carlos Alcaraz won from other tournaments and brand endorsements?
The Spaniard, who is only 20 years old has already made a big name for himself in the tennis world. He has been among the top contenders since his professional debut in 2018. Alcaraz has 12 titles credited to his name which include the recent Wimbledon win and the 2022 US Open victory.
Carlos has become one of the highest-earning players in tennis. He has so far earned a staggering amount of £15 million, which is around $19,581,900. The Spaniard is now Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud in the all-time chart. In addition, his off-court earnings are reportedly more than $5 Million. He is the Brand Ambassador for luxury brands like Rolex, and BMW. He has been endorsed by Babolat since he was 13 and by the sports company Nike.
18 years old Carlos Alcaraz signs with ROLEX. pic.twitter.com/6LU6i2tfF2
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) January 20, 2022
The world no. 1 is the youngest person to ever be ranked as the ATP World No. 1 and the seventh-youngest person in history to win a Grand Slam. At the age of four, Carlos started playing tennis under the instruction of his father, a seasoned professional.
With the way Carlos has taken the world by storm because of his talent and gameplay, it looks like he is going to stay on the leaderboard for a while. And with big names like Rafael Nadal on the brink of retirement, Alcaraz is certainly destined to reach high tops.