At the BNP Paribas Open on Monday night, Carlos Alcaraz had to put in a lot of effort to beat Tallon Griekspoor, but his reward was well worth the late-night shift. The 19-year-old achieved a significant milestone in his young career by earning his 100th tour-level victory with a 7-6(4), 6-3 outcome.
Alcaraz, who now has a record of 100-32, needed the second-fewest matches among the 28 World No. 1s in the history of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings to reach the century mark, trailing only John McEnroe by one match.
The Spaniard spoke briefly about his most recent accomplishment before shifting his attention to bigger objectives this week, including capturing the Indian Wells title and regaining the top spot in the world rankings.