Double Ace: Iga Świątek And Carlos Alcaraz Triumph at US Open - The Scene

Rolex Testimonees Iga Swiatek and Carlos Alcaraz take home the singles crown at the 2022 US Open.

Iga Świątek and Carlos Alcaraz  triumphed at the 2022 US Open, securing the women’s and men’s singles crown respectively and bringing to a close two weeks of thrilling tennis. This victory at the USTA  Billie Jean King National Tennis Center marks the Pole’s third and the Spaniard’s maiden  Grand Slam® singles title. 

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After a thrilling performance in the final, Iga Świątek emerged victorious in straight sets  6-2, 7-6. The youngest US Open men’s singles finalist since 1990, Carlos Alcaraz proved a  worthy champion, displaying impressive skill, precision and composure to win in four sets  6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 in the electric atmosphere for which the final Grand Slam tournament of  the season has come to be defined by.  

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The finals proved a fitting culmination to this year’s tournament, hosted in the Arthur Ashe  Stadium, which celebrates 25 years since its inauguration. Throughout the competition,  both players navigated the high bounce of the ball and fast pace of play with accuracy,  timing and consistency. Lifting the coveted trophy at the end of the fortnight will live long  in their memories as they confirmed their status as two of the sport’s finest talents.  

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The US Open trophy is a remarkable seventh trophy for Iga Świątek so far in 2022 and her second Grand Slam singles title of the year. Having dominated on the clay of Roland Garros, the World No. 1 has demonstrated her outstanding skill and all-round game by  conquering two opposing surfaces. 

With this victory, Iga Świątek joins an esteemed group of Rolex Testimonees to have been  crowned in the Big Apple, including 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu as well as Angelique  Kerber and Sloane Stephens, who won the tournament in 2016 and 2017 respectively. 

Following her triumph on Saturday, Iga Świątek, said:  “Coming back from winning a Grand Slam [in Roland-Garros] is always tricky  so I needed to stay composed and focused on the goals. This tournament  was really challenging. It’s New York, it’s loud, it’s so crazy. I’m so proud that I  could handle it mentally.” 

Carlos Alcaraz’s win elevates him into an exclusive group of Rolex Testimonees who have  etched their name on the esteemed trophy, including 2020 winner Dominic Thiem, 2009  winner Juan-Martín Del Potro and Roger Federer, who enjoyed one of the most dominant  reigns of any player at Flushing Meadows, winning five in a row between 2004 and 2008. It  also sees the Spaniard become the youngest World No. 1 ever at the age of 19.

Photo from Instagram @usopen

Following his triumph on Sunday, Carlos Alcaraz, said: “This is something that I have always dreamt of since I was a kid. To be the  World No. 1 and a Grand Slam champion is something that I have worked so  hard for. There are a lot of emotions right now. I am just 19 years old. This is something that is really, really special for me.” 

Rolex’s relationship with tennis began in 1978 when it became Official Timekeeper of The  Championships, Wimbledon, the sport’s oldest, most revered tournament. Since then, the brand has become synonymous with tennis globally, extending its support to all four Grand Slam events. The Swiss watchmaker became the Official Timekeeper of the US Open in 2018. Rolex now partners with the leading players and the organizations that administer the game, as well as other prestigious tournaments. 

Banner photo via Instagram @usopen.

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