Real Madrid C.F. have given recognition to rising Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz for the campaign he is having at the US Open.
Alcaraz, who turned 18 this past May, made his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal at the US Open.
Alcaraz, ranked at No. 55 in the world, is having a dream debut at the US Open.
On Sunday, Alcaraz recovered to beat former world No. 39 Peter Gojowczyk 5-7 6-1 5-7 6-2 6-0 and progress into the quarterfinal.
Alcaraz impressed during his third round clash at the US Open, stunning third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas.
“We are proud of a great Madridista like you,@alcarazcarlos03, that you have become the youngest quarterfinalist in the @usopen since 1963 and also the youngest in the entire Open Era,” Real Madrid C.F. said in a Twitter post.
Real Madrid F.C. also encouraged Alcaraz to “keep making history.”
Alcaraz didn’t expect to reach the US Open quarterfinal
Even Alcaraz himself is surprised by the campaign he is having at the US Open.
“I’m super excited to be in my first second week in the Grand Slam, so it’s amazing for me. It’s a dream come true,” Alcaraz said. “It’s really tough to play these kind of matches, to play fifth sets… I hope to play more second weeks, to play more quarter-finals of Grand Slams. I didn’t expect to play quarter-finals here. So I think it’s a really good performance from me in these matches.”
After falling down by two sets to one, Alcaraz turned into another gear and dominated the next two sets to escape with a win.
“In the first sets I thought that I reached my limit, physically and mentally. I think the crowd was really, really important for me in this situation,” Alcaraz said. “I felt the energy of the crowd pushing me up. I think without the crowd, it couldn’t be possible to be here.”