Mats Wilander had this to say.
"We will always remember this rise from Carlos Alcaraz,"
"I will also always remember Casper Ruud for putting up a great fight, and for making two Grand Slam finals in 2022, now No. 2 in the world."
"Carlos Alcaraz, he was going to get to No. 1 at some point, but to see him do it here by winning is absolutely historic."
"Carlitos is so mature off the court and on the court - the two go hand-in-hand. He is unreal in his attitude - unreal. It is incredible."
"The most consistent player becomes the No. 1 in the world and Ruud becomes world No. 2. He is not going anywhere for the next 10 years."
The praise for the Spaniard didn't stop there Clijsters had this to say too.
"The tension of this match, with everything that was at stake, it was incredible to see."
"The relief for Alcaraz and sharing this with his team ... it is beautiful, and I feel lucky to witness it from up close. This is an incredible feeling."
"It just shows how he has been so dedicated to this sport from early on, and to play this tennis at the end of a Grand Slam is absolutely amazing."