By reaching the Hamburg final Carlos Alcaraz ensured himself a new career-high ranking of number 5 in the world becoming the youngest player since Rafael Nadal to do so.
It's been a very interesting year for Carlos Alcaraz as he was himself become of the best players in the world. The Spaniard had dominating performances both on hard courts and clay courts winning trophies on both. He played another strong week in Hamburg but missed out on the trophy getting beaten in a final for the first time.
It's not what he wanted but the loss elevated him to number 5 in the world and speaking about that, Alcaraz said:
“It means a lot. The hard work that I put in every day for reaching my dreams, [No.] 1, and little by little I’m reaching my dream. Top five for me is pretty amazing and I will keep going to be [No.] 1”.
On the Hamburg final, he added:
"He was more aggressive all the time. I didn’t play my best, but I fought until the last ball and I’m really happy with that”