'So emotional': Devastating story behind Carlos Alcaraz's celebrations

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Carlos Alcaraz (pictured left) lifting the Miami Open trophy and (pictured right) coach Juan Carlos Ferrero in tears embracing Alcaraz.
Carlos Alcaraz (pictured left) and coach Juan Carlos Ferrero (pictured right) embraced in a beautiful moment following the coach's arrival in Miami after the death of his father. (Images: Getty Images/@TennisTV)

Teen phenom Carlos Alcaraz created tennis history after winning the Miami Open title and the Spaniard celebrated it with a special moment with his coach.

The 18-year-old Spaniard - who was not even in the Top 100 of the world rankings this time a year ago - downed Ruud 7-5, 6-4 in the final to cement his status as the game's next big thing.

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Alcaraz's stunning victory saw him outdo the tournament's previous youngest winner, Novak Djokovic - who was 19 when he first won the prestigious tournament.

And fans noticed a special moment during Alcaraz's celebrations.

The 18-year-old Spaniard climbed into the player's box to hug his family and his team.

And the first person he greeted was his coach - and former World No.1 - Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Ferrero hadn't been at the Miami Open, up until the final, due to the death of his father.

And in heartbreaking scenes, Ferrero embraced Alcaraz as he burst into tears during the celebrations.

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Earlier in the tournament, Alcaraz wrote a message after a match to honour Ferrero and his father.

The humble act drew Alcaraz plenty of praise.

And following his incredible win, Alcaraz talked about the special moment with his coach and mentor.

“Juan Carlos came yesterday," Alcaraz said.

"It is a tough moment for him and I want to say thank you to him that he could come and be with me in an important moment in my career. It’s pretty amazing to share this with you."

Alcaraz later added in an interview with Amazon Prime: “It’s so special (that he came to the final).

"He came here yesterday afternoon and I was surprised. I didn’t know.

"It’s a great moment to share with him, it’s my best title and the best moment of my career."

The tennis world reacted to the beautiful moment between the teenage prodigy and his famous coach.

Only two men have won ATP titles at a younger age than the Spaniard's with Michael Chang claiming the 1990 Toronto tile when he was 18 years and five months old and Rafael Nadal winning the 2005 Monte Carlo crown at 18 years and 10 months.

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