AWARDS AND SPORTS
Rising Spanish tennis star Carlos Alcaraz clinched the Madrid Open title in the men's singles category after defeating the defending champion Alexander Zverev in the final match of the tournament.
Alcaraz reached the final, after beating Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the tournament.
This Madrid Open title is his second master’s 1000 crown after Miami last month and his fourth title of the year. With this win, he improved to sixth in the world ranking. And this is his seventh straight top-10 win. He becomes the second-youngest player in history to register two master’s 1000 titles.
In the women's singles category of the Madrid Open, Ons Jabeur of Tunisia clinched the title to become the first African player to win a WTA 1000 event. In the final match, she defeated Jessica Pegula of America. She was the first Arab player (male or female) to break into the world's top 10.
Under the men's doubles category of the tournament, Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski defeated Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah to lift the title.