The world tennis No2 Carlos Alcaraz, has won the Madrid Open for the second year running, beating Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4/3-6/6-3 at the Madrid Magic Box, yesterday, Sunday 7th May.
The tournament brought 250 of the world’s leading tennis players over 13 days of play.
Alcaraz, still aged just 20 burst on to the international tennis scene in 2021 and been hailed as the Next Gen champion.
He was the youngest player to have won the Madrid Open in 2022 when he also became the youngest no1 seeded player since the tennis rankings were introduced in 1973.
Es un orgullo verte jugar y ganar en Madrid.
— José Luis Martínez-Almeida (@AlmeidaPP_) May 7, 2023
The Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, presented the trophy along with tournament director, Feliciano López, and the president of the main sponsor, Mutua Madrileña, Ignacio Garralda in front of a packed stadium of 12,000 spectators.
The Spaniard now goes to the Paris Roland Garros and Wimbledon tournaments as a top seeded favourite.
The Magic Box has hosted the Madrid Tennis Open since opening in 2009, and over the course of these years it has also hosted an array of other sporting events (Davis Cup, Handball World Championships, European Volleyball League as well as award ceremonies and shows.