Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal have the fantastic opportunity to meet King Felipe VI. While Nadal is now used to meeting the royals, that was a new experience for Carlos Alcaraz, who just became the new world number 1.
Carlito posted the following message (translated):
“It has been an enormous privilege to be received this morning by His Majesty King Felipe VI at the Palacio de la Zarzuela. Thank you very much for the love!”
Ha sido un privilegio enorme ser recibido esta mañana por Su Majestad el Rey Felipe VI en el Palacio de la Zarzuela. ¡Muchas gracias por el cariño! @CasaReal
©Casa de S.M. el Rey pic.twitter.com/XQnBj162LN
— Carlos Alcaraz (@carlosalcaraz) September 21, 2022
Carlos Alcaraz in 2022
Until now, during this year Alcaraz has achieved a compiled 52-10 match record. Carlos clinched 5 titles in 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid and U.S. Open. The Spaniard was the runner-up in Hamburg and in Umag.
Alcaraz has scheduled to play next in Nur-Sultan (Astana Open). He will begin to play the tournament from the main draw on the 3rd of October. He is also scheduled to play in Nur-Sultan (Astana Open). The main draw will start on the 3rd of October.
Rafael Nadal in 2022
This year Nadal has achieved a compiled 38-5 match record. Nadal has won 4 titles in 2022 in Melbourne, Australian Open, Acapulco and French Open. Nadal reached the final in Indian Wells.
Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal faced off 3 times. Their actual head to head record is 2-1 for Nadal. Previously, the last time they played, Carlos Alcaraz won 6-2 1-6 6-3 in the quarter in Madrid (Mutua Madrid Open) on the 6th of May 2022.
You can watch the highlights in the following video.