Carlos Alcaraz ‘playing insane for his age’ and ‘has an amazing career in front of him’, says Hubert Hurkacz

Carlos Alcaraz celebrates

The praise continues to roll in for Carlos Alcaraz after the teenager reached his maiden ATP Masters 1000 final with victory over Hubert Hurkacz at the Miami Open.

Barely a fortnight after reaching his maiden Masters 1000 semi-final at the Indian Wells Open, the 18-year-old went one better as he reached the Miami final with a 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-1) win over defending champion Hurkacz at the Hard Rock Stadium.

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Alcaraz – who beat third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round – is the fourth youngest ATP Masters finalist and he has been tipped for greater things.

Hurkacz is one of the many who have been impressed by the teenager, who has already won two ATP Tour titles.

“He’s playing insane for his age,” the Pole said. “It’s really incredible how he plays, how he competes. He has an amazing career in front of him. It’s crazy how good he plays.”

He added: “Definitely he played very smart, so he was doing great job on the court. He was seeing the game, and he was playing well.”