The final Grand Slam of the season has come to a close with teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz claiming a maiden US Open Grand Slam after a more than convincing win over Casper Rudd at Flushing Meadows. Let’s have a look at who is the youngest to have won it.
The US Open is the final curtain raiser of the Grand Slam calendar and over the years has become one of the biggest, most lucrative and most attractive tournaments of both the ATP and the WTA Tours. Furthermore, the prize money has increased over the years – this year paying the men’s and women’s winners a staggering $2,600,000 each.
The 2022 US Open has become even more iconic this year – as a plethora of milestones got clinched. For example, it was the first time since Pete Sampras in 1990, that a 19-year-old has secured a spot in the finals. Another mammoth example is the retirement of the prolific Serena Williams – after the American lost to Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round.
Also, finalist Casper Rudd made history becoming the first Norwegian ATP player to reach the final two in the US Open. However, the question of who is the youngest winner of the US Open in New York still remains. SinkorSwimSports has the answer below.
Which Player Is The Youngest US Open Tennis Winner?
Pete Sampras is currently the youngest US Open Championship winner – who was 19 years and 28 days old. It was his first ever Grand Slam Title won and the win was punctuated against the player he beat, Andre Agassi. After this historic victory, Pete Sampras went on to capture four more US Open titles, for a total of five US Open titles over his career.
The second youngest player to have won the US Open is Oliver S. Campbell. The Brooklyn-born player won three consecutive US Open titles. The American won the US Open at 19 years, 6 months and 9 days old in 1890 then went on to win it in 1891 and finally in 1892.
And the third youngest player to have won the US Open title was Richard Sears, who also is the player to have won the most US Open titles in what is considered the Amateur Era. The Boston-born player won the 1881 US Open Grand Slam at the young age of 19 years, 10 months and 8 days old.
Carlos Alcaraz dethroned Oliver Campbell’s record at the 2022 US Open Grand Slam – making the Spaniard the second-youngest player to lift the final Grand Slam trophy at Flushing Meadows. After his iconic victory, Alcaraz punched his ticket up the ATP rankings to the World No.1 men’s seed.
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