Carlos Alcaraz is producing the goods for his country as well as himself.
Seven days after winning his first Grand Slam tournament, the top-ranked Alcaraz beat Kwon Soonwoo in straight sets in the Davis Cup Finals to secure Spain's victory over South Korea and a spot in the quarterfinals as Group B winner.
The US Open champion pumped his fists and yelled in celebration after Kwon sent a forehand long to hand the Spanish teenager a 6-4, 7-6(1) victory in front of a passionate home crowd in Valencia on Sunday.
It was Alcaraz's first win since beating Casper Ruud in the US Open final last Sunday to also become the youngest man to lead the ATP computerized rankings since they began in 1973.
"Playing the Davis Cup here is an honor for me," Alcaraz said. "But it's even better to come here being No. 1 in the world and US Open champion, to share this moment with all my people, my family, my friends.