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Alcaraz presented No. 1 Trophy, says ‘It’s a Dream Come True’

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Paris: Carlos Alcaraz of Spain became the 28th player to be No. 1 in the history of ATP Rankings in September.

On Monday evening at the Paris Masters, ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi presented Alcaraz with the ATP No. 1 trophy.

Alcaraz is one of 28 players, who have reached World No. 1 in the ATP Rankings. He accomplished the feat after claiming his first Grand Slam at the US Open.

It has been an unforgettable season for Carlos Alcaraz full of historic moments. One of them was when the Spaniard became the youngest World No. 1 in the history of the ATP rankings.

“For me it’s a dream come true being No. 1 in the world, to be a Grand Slam champion,” Alcaraz told the ATP Tour. “I feel like the No. 1, to have this trophy, it means a lot to me.”

“Everything has come so fast. I didn’t think at the beginning of the year that I’m going to have the year that I’m having right now. I always believe in my team and in my work, so this is something that came with the hard work that I put in every day, the hard preseason, the work during the year with my team. Everything pays off,” he added.

The 19-year-old is the top seed this week in Paris, where he will play Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka in the second round.

Alcaraz is now looking to become the youngest year-end World No. 1 in history with that award to be presented at the ATP Finals, where he will make his debut.

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