CARLOS ALCARAZ has gone from skinny kid to a bulging muscle machine – and is still only 19.
The Spanish teenager has already enjoyed huge success in tennis and can secure his first Grand Slam and the world No1 spot if he beats Casper Ruud in the US Open final tonight.
Carlos Alcaraz was super skinny as a teenager rising through the tennis ranks
Carlos Alcaraz was super skinny as a teenager rising through the tennis ranksCredit: Getty
He arrived at the Australian Open with giant biceps – helped by the sleeveless top
He arrived at the Australian Open with giant biceps – helped by the sleeveless topCredit: Getty
Fans could barely believe the dramatic body transformation
Fans could barely believe the dramatic body transformationCredit: Getty
He has already beaten Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic this season, picked up two Masters 1000 titles and is matching – or even breaking – long-standing records, often set by his idol Nadal.
But as well as his quality with the racket in hand, Alcaraz has proven his dedication to the cause with plenty of work in the weights room.
Photos from the ATP Challenger Tour in August 2019 show the scrawny then-16-year-old barely filling his green match shirt during a tournament in Italy.
And then even coming out of lockdown in 2021, ‘Carlitos’ was still relatively slim.