“We will always remember this rise from Carlos Alcaraz,” Wilander told Eurosport. “I will also always remember Casper Ruud for putting up a great fight, and for making two Grand Slam finals in 2022, now No 2 in the world.
“Carlos Alcaraz, he was going to get to No 1 at some point, but to see him do it here by winning is absolutely historic. Carlitos is so mature off the court and on the court – the two go hand-in-hand.
“He is unreal in his attitude – unreal. It is incredible.
“The most consistent player becomes the No. 1 in the world and Ruud becomes world No 2. He is not going anywhere for the next 10 years.”