WATCH: Carlos Alcaraz Thought He "Wasn't Ready To Beat Djokovic In Five Sets" Before Proving Himself Wrong


Carlos Alcaraz earned high praise from Babolat President Eric Babolat in the wake of his Wimbledon victory over Novak Djokovic this past weekend.

"Carlos Alcaraz perfectly embodies the spirit of the Babolat family,” he wrote in a press release. “His talent, passion, and determination reflect the fundamental values we have upheld since 1875. We're delighted to support such a promising young player, and we congratulate him on this new title, which will undoubtedly be followed by many more.”

On top of his second major victory and continued reign as world No. 1, Alcaraz is also celebrating a 10-year anniversary with Babolat, having partnered with the brand back in 2013.

“Carlos made quite an impression,” reads the release, having caught the brand’s eye through a series of Babolat Cup tournaments as a 10-year-old.

Hitting with the Babolat Pure Aero 98 with Babolat RPN Blast Strings, Alcaraz became the youngest ATP world No. 1 last summer when he won the 2022 US Open, putting himself at the forefront of an impressive contingent of young Babolat players that includes Holger Rune, Félix Auger-Aliassime, and Leylah Fernandez, all of whom are under the age of 22.

“Our Babolat teams around the world are extremely proud of Carlos, and we can't wait to see him push the boundaries of the sport even further and write new pages in the history of the game.”

In a Baseline review of the Pro Aero 98, Jon Levey concludes: “Babolat designed the Pure Aero 98 for aggressive players using spin for control and precision to dictate points. To that we say: mission accomplished.”

Click here to check out the full review.