Carlos Alcaraz hits 100 ATP Tour wins faster than Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer at Indian Wells


Carlos Alcaraz hit a landmark at Indian Wells as he recorded his 100th tour-level win. He has reached the milestone in almost record time.

With a 100-32 win-loss record on the ATP Tour, the 19-year-old is in second place on the list of fewest matches to 100 wins among players who have got to world No. 1.

Only John McEnroe (100-31) got to 100 wins faster than Alcaraz, who is above Andre Agassi (100-35), Rafael Nadal (100-37) and Mats Wilander/Jimmy Connors (both 100-38) on the list, according to the ATP.

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Novak Djokovic took 143 matches to reach 100 wins while Roger Federer needed 169 matches.

By beating Tallon Griekspoor in the third round at Indian Wells, Alcaraz also became the third player born after the year 2000 to reach 100 tour wins, according to Opta Ace.

Jannik Sinner (138 wins) and Felix Auger-Aliassime (168 wins) are the only other two players to achieve the feat.

Alcaraz also looks set to move second on another list: most Masters 1000 wins before turning 20.

Alcaraz, who can get to No. 1 if he wins Indian Wells, has currently recorded 24 wins at Masters events, which puts him behind only Denis Shapovalov (25) and Nadal (49).

Alcaraz can add to his Masters total in Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo and Madrid before he turns 20 on May 5.

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Alcaraz’s first win on tour was against Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the 2020 Rio Open.

“A lot has happened since that first ATP win,” he said after beating Griekspoor. “I’m really proud of myself to have my 100th win on the tour, in like 132 matches.

“I saw I was the second player in history with less matches to be able to get to 100 wins. I’m really proud of myself about that.”

Alcaraz became the youngest world No. 1 in ATP history when he won the US Open last summer.

He has a win percentage of 70.6% at Masters 1000 level.

Only three players who played more than 10 matches as teenagers have a better record Agassi (90.9%), Nadal (84.5%) and Jim Courier (72.7%).

Alcaraz’s next opponent at Indian Wells is Jack Draper.

The 21-year-old beat fellow Brit Andy Murray in his previous match and pushed Alcaraz close when they last met in Basel in October.

“I know he’s a really good player,” said Alcaraz.

“I mean, he’s playing well. He has beaten great opponents like [Dan] Evans and Andy.

“I know that I’m going to have to play my best, give my 100 per cent on court. I played against him in Basel [and won] 7-5 in the third, I think. It’s going to be a really tough match and I’m going to enjoy it.

“I’m ready. I love playing those kinds of matches. I think it’s going to be a really beautiful match to watch for the crowd, and obviously, I’m going to enjoy the match.”

The match will take place in the early hours of Wednesday morning UK time before Emma Raducanu takes on world No. 1 Iga Swiatek.

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