Carlos Alcaraz expressed gratitude to his family and team after receiving the 2023 Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award. The world No. 2 was honored for his remarkable accomplishments at a prestigious ceremony in Paris on Monday, following his successful defense of the Madrid Open title.
Alcaraz has won 10 career titles, including the 2022 US Open, where he became the tournament’s youngest winner since Pete Sampras in 1990. His triumph also made him the youngest man to win any Grand Slam since Rafael Nadal in 2005 and the youngest-ever ATP world No. 1.
During his acceptance speech, Alcaraz acknowledged that although tennis is an individual sport, he owes much of his success to his team’s support. He thanked them for their sacrifices and dedication, particularly during difficult times.
Alcaraz’s latest victory in Madrid puts him in rare company, as he is only the second player, along with Nadal, to retain the title. His achievements have captured the attention of the tennis world, and the young Spaniard is poised to become a dominant force in the sport for years to come.