Carlos Alcaraz returned to action in style on Sunday, winning the Argentina Open final against Cameron Norrie 6-3, 7-5 in just 93 minutes.
The 19-year-old Spaniard, who missed the start of the season due to a muscle tear, claimed his seventh career title, his fifth on clay. This was Alcaraz's first title since winning the US Open in September before he became the youngest ever world No. 1. With this victory, he improved his head-to-head record over Norrie to 4-1.
Alcaraz's victory was the longest match of the week in Buenos Aires and saw him drop just one set throughout the tournament. The teenager will be looking to add another title to his collection next week as he heads to Rio to defend the trophy he won in 2022.
In 2022, Alcaraz broke out as one of the world's top tennis players. He defeated Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on his way to the Madrid Masters crown and claimed the Miami Masters and ATP 500-level trophies in Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona.
Speaking about his future, Alcaraz said, "After becoming No. 1, I had to set new goals, new things for the long term, to continue to enjoy myself, continue to improve because I'm very young and I have a lot of things to improve."