However, 19 year old Carlos Alcaraz has made history this season by taking the court every day and not losing.
However, the Spaniard’s performance at last year’s US Open quarterfinal, his winning 5-set tiebreak against Tsitsipas, has been legendary and even more impressive considering the young age he had achieved those achievements.
This was during a year that also saw him become the youngest ATP champion in almost a decade and the youngest player to achieve more than 30 tour-level victories in nearly 30 years.
On Labor Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the No. 3 seed became the youngest man to reach back-to-back US Open quarterfinals since Aussies Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall in 1952 and 1953.
The No. 3 seed defeated 2014 titlist Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in a late night/early morning thriller.
With a 2:23 am, the 3-hour and 53 minutes marathon had finished, just shy of the latest US Open marathon history (2:26 am).
Alcaraz won by 15th seed in 3 straight games and is the only active men’s seed remaining in the Men’s draw. He previously won in Miami and Cincinnati.