Real Madrid Icon Iker Casillas Congratulates Carlos Alcaraz For His Historic French Open Triumph

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Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has sent his heartfelt congratulations to rising tennis star Carlos Alcaraz after his historic win at the French Open.

Alcaraz, who is just 21 years old, became the youngest man to capture Grand Slam titles on all three surfaces after his thrilling victory over Alexander Zverev.

After a grueling battle, Carlos Alcaraz secured his first French Open title by defeating Alexander Zverev 6-3 2-6 5-7 6-1 6-2 in the final at Roland Garros.

The 21-year-old stepped up to the challenge and showcased his skills in a match that lasted over four hours, filling the absence left by renowned Rafael Nadal at the tournament.

Casillas, who has the second most appearances for the Spain national team with 167 international caps took to social media to express his admiration for his country man Alcaraz following his incredible achievement.

The former Spanish goalkeeper praised the young Spaniard for his hard-fought victory and stunning performance on the clay court of Roland Garros.

Carlos Alcaraz and his achievement

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia was born on May 5, 2003, and he is currently 21 years old.

He has registered himself as a prominent Spanish tennis player having achieved great success in his career.

He has held the top spot in men’s singles as world No. 1 by the ATP and is currently ranked No. 2 in the world.

With fourteen ATP Tour-level singles titles under his belt, including victories at prestigious events like the US Open, Wimbledon, and the French Open, Alcaraz has solidified his status as a top player in the sport.

In addition, his win at the 2022 US Open made him the youngest man and first male teenager in the Open Era to reach the top spot in the singles rankings, at just 19 years, 4 months, and 6 days old.

Casillas and his achievement

Iker Casillas is a retired Spanish professional footballer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in football history.

Throughout his illustrious career, Casillas played for top clubs like Real Madrid and FC Porto, as well as the Spanish national team.

He achieved great success, winning numerous titles such as five La Liga titles, three UEFA Champions League titles, and two Copa del Rey titles with Real Madrid.

In addition, the 43-year-old was part of the Spanish national team that won the UEFA European Championship in 2008 and 2012, and the FIFA World Cup in 2010.

Casillas was also recognized with various accolades, including being named the UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year five times and featuring in the FIFPro World XI on six occasion.

Casillas, who now works as a football commentator boasted an impressive record of keeping over 300 clean sheets and making more than 1000 career appearances for both club and country.

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