Rafael Nadal may not have won the 23rd Grand Slam title as hoped, but he is taking the high road by congratulating Carlos Alcaraz, the winner of the 2022 U.S. Open.
Check out Rafa‘s thoughtful tweet…
Congratulations Carlos Alcaraz for your first Grand Slam and for number 1, which is the culmination of your first great season, which I am sure will be many more.
Great effort Casper Ruud! very proud of you! Tough luck today but amazing tournament and season! Keep going!Rafa Nadal
Carlitos has become the youngest Grand Slam champion since our champ Rafa, 19, lifted the trophy at Roland Garros in 2005, while he is the youngest US Open titlist since Pete Sampras, 19, in 1990. The 19-year-old is the first teen to be No. 1 in the world, supplanting Australian Lleyton Hewitt as the youngest No. 1 in history.