Carlos Alcaraz receives words of appreciation from his idol Rafael Nadal

Carlos Alcaraz recently won the Barcelona Open and become the second Spaniard after Rafael Nadal to enter the top 10 rankings as a teenager.

This massive feat achieved by Carlos Alcaraz was noticed globally and also by his Idol, Rafael Nadal.

Nadal made an Instagram story and a post to congratulate his fellow Spaniard on this achievement.

Rafael Nadal was proud of the fact that two Spaniards were competing for the Barcelona Open title.

Coincidentally Rafael Nadal entered the Top 10 rankings for the first time after winning the Barcelona Open in 2005.

In a recent interview, Alcaraz stated, "I'm happy to know that I'm in the Top 10 at 18 years old, and doing it on the same date as my idol Rafa is amazing,"

"It means a lot. I've watched this tournament since I was a kid. I always wished to play in this tournament and, of course, to be able to win this tournament.

One point to note here is that even though Carloz Alacaraz draws a lot of comparisons with Rafael Nadal, the youngster has a long way to go in his career.