Carlos Alcaraz is now able to cruise the roads with the same aplomb that has taken up the ATP Ranking. The Spaniard announced on social media that he has passed his driving test, another significant step in his personal development.
The Murcia native juggled his time on Tour with the studies needed to obtain his licence. Using down time at tournaments to revise the traffic regulations and study the theory in depth, Alcaraz has taken full advantage of his recent 18th birthday to reach the happy milestone.
Alcaraz, who broke into the Top 30 of the ATP Ranking for the first time this week, continues to be one of the players to watch in the men’s game. Various names from the world of tennis were keen to congratulate him after he passed his test.
“You almost won a Grand Slam before getting your driving licence! Now, you can do the former,” joked Alex Corretja in his post. “Great!” said the Australian Alex de Mianur, another of the Tour’s young guns.
With his driving test behind him, Alcaraz will be in the spotlight again in the coming days on the ATP Tour. The Spaniard will start the South American swing by playing in the ATP 500s in Rio de Janeiro and Acapulco, which will serve as a springboard for the North American hard-court Masters 1000s in Indian Wells and Miami.