US Open Tennis 2022:Carlos Alcaraz vs. Casper Ruud in the Men's Final
After defeating Frances Tiafoe of the United States in a thrilling five-set US Open semi-final on Friday night,
Carlos Alcaraz is one victory away from capturing his first grand slam trophy and moving into the top spot in the world rankings.
Carlos Alcaraz's match against Casper Ruud in the United States will usher in a new Grand Slam champion for men's tennis. open championship on Sunday in New York.
In the primetime match, 19-year-old Alcaraz defeated American prospect Frances Tiafoe in five sets. His career's opening big final is this one.
While on Friday, Ruud, 23, overcame Karen Khachanov in four sets to earn his second trip to a championship match this year.
No. 5 Casper Ruud def. No. 27 Karen Khachanov 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
No. 3 Carlos Alcaraz def. No. 22 Frances Tiafoe 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3
Alcaraz was the youngest men's grand slam semifinalist since Nadal at the 2005 French Open.
The Grand Slam champion is not the only honor at stake in the match on Sunday.
The victor will also take Daniil Medvedev's place at the top of the ATP rankings, which he vacated after losing to Nick Kyrgios in the round of 16.