Top three players with most ATP Masters 1000 wins on hard court before turning 21

Gourav SamalGourav Samal
October 14 2023
Top three players with most ATP Masters 1000 wins on hard court before turning 21
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Carlos Alcaraz is the recent entrant to the list.

With the recent triumph over British player Dan Evans at the ongoing Shanghai Masters, Carlos Alcaraz managed to surpass former US Open champion Andy Roddick, thereby ascending to the second position on the leaderboard for players with the most ATP Masters 1000 wins on hard court before turning 21. This noteworthy achievement underscores Alcaraz’s exceptional prowess and places him in an esteemed position among tennis greats.

Alcaraz caused the elimination of the 30th seeded player, Dan Evans, in the Round of 32 clash. Despite Evans having a lead in each set, he ultimately lost 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 to the Spanish player after a grueling match that lasted almost two and a half hours.

Remarkably, Dan Evans managed to save six breakpoints, including 13 in the first set, during a particularly intense fifth game that extended for nearly 20 minutes. However, despite his efforts, he eventually succumbed in the tie-break, resulting in the loss of the set.

In this article we will look at the three players with most ATP Masters 1000 wins on hard courts before turning 21 – since the format was introduced in 1990.

Andy Roddick (33)

The former American Tennis star, Andy Roddick is at third place after getting surpassed by Carlos Alcaraz in this particular list. He had a total of 33 wins at the ATP Masters 1000 before turning 21.

Moreover, Roddick achieved a total of 32 ATP singles titles, alongside a grand slam and five ATP Masters 1000 singles titles among them. He was a finalist at the Wimbledon Championships in 2004, 2005, and 2009, as well as at the US Open in 2006, losing to Roger Federer on all four occasions. The American has also reached the semifinals of the Australian Open four times and the ATP World Tour Finals three times.

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Carlos Alcaraz (34)

With the recent win, the talented Spaniard, Carlos Alcaraz has reached a significant milestone, as he now boasts 34 victories in ATP Masters 1000 events on hard courts before even turning 21. Furthermore, this recent win has propelled the 20-year-old past former American tennis player Andy Roddick in Masters 1000 wins.

He is just six more wins away from leveling the most by any player in this category. Notably, Carlos Alcaraz also has a Wimbledon and a US Open title to his name. If Carlos continues to perform at his current level, there is reason to believe that he will undoubtedly put his name at the top of the list.

Rafael Nadal (40)

When we talk about records on the tennis court, keeping Rafael Nadal’s name out of the list is next to impossible. The Spanish legend registered his name to the top of the list with 40 wins before turning 21. Although the record might not stand for a long time, he had his name on it for a long time.

Moreover, Rafael Nadal has attained an impressive tally of 92 ATP singles titles in his career, encompassing 22 Grand Slam men’s singles titles as well as 36 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles. Remarkably, he stands alongside only one other individual who has managed to secure the career golden slam in men’s singles.

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