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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday, September 28, 2022

World No.1 Carlos Alcaraz has been named to the Time 100 Next, a list designed to recognize 100 rising stars from across industries and around the world.

The 19-year-old Spaniard joins other athletes in the “Phenoms” section of the list, including basketball star Ja Morant and American professional footballer Trinity Rodman, as well as songwriter Finneas, photographer Tyler Mitchell and American track star Erriyon Knighton.

Here’s the writeup of Alcaraz, written by Time senior editor Sean Gregory.

“Carlos Alcaraz, the youngest men’s tennis player to ever achieve the world’s No. 1 ranking, is frighteningly good at his game. He deploys drop shots when opponents least expect them, angles winners to the far edges of the court, and chases down shots that he has no right to reach—then does it again. With his U.S. Open victory in September, Alcaraz has officially arrived, leading a young generation of talent. Tennis is starving for the next global force, following the recent retirements of greats Serena Williams and Roger Federer. Alcaraz is it.”