The 19-year-old defeated Casper Rude in the final

Carlos Alcaraz

Alcaraz, 19, defeated 23-year-old Ruud 6-4 2-6 7-6(7-1) 6-3 in a match that took over three hours in New York

Last year Alcarez ended the year ranked 32nd in the world.

Alcarez became the 28th different World No. 1 in men's tennis history.

Alcarez is now the sixth active player to hold the top spot at one point.

Rudd has climbed five places to World No 2 with his foray to the title match in New York

Alcarez (19) and Rudd (23) are the second-youngest top two in the history of the ATP Rankings.

Alcarez played three consecutive five-set matches en route to the final, including the second-longest match in US Open history.

Alcaraz is only the second player in the Open era to reach the US Open final as a teenager, after Pete Sampras.

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