Carlos Alcaraz secured a maiden ATP Masters 1000 title as he defeated Casper Ruud in straight units to win the Miami Open.
The 18-year-old Spaniard triumphed 7-5 6-4 in opposition to Norway’s Ruud, his fellow first-time Masters 1000 finalist, in an hour and 52 minutes.
Alcaraz bounced again from a gradual begin to declare the primary set, having been 4-1 down, then broke Ruud twice early within the second en path to sealing victory.
He turns into the youngest Miami males’s champion within the occasion’s historical past, and the third-youngest ATP Masters 1000 champion.
Alcaraz, who is ready to maneuver as much as eleventh within the ATP rankings, stated in his on-court interview: “I’ve no phrases to explain how I really feel proper now, however it’s so particular to win my first Masters 1000 right here in Miami.
“I’m so proud of the win and for certain with my workforce.
“I knew Casper is enjoying very properly, he has an enormous forehand. I attempted to play to his backhand first and tried to go to assault, to not let him dominate the match.”