By Matt Verri For Mailonline
Published: 18:22 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 18:22 BST, 3 May 2021
Carlos Alcaraz secured the perfect early birthday present after beating Adrian Mannarino in the Madrid Open to set up a second-round match with his idol Rafael Nadal.
The teenager turns 18 on Wednesday and he will spend it on court with a man who won his first Madrid title when Alcaraz was just two years old.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
In beating Mannarino 6-4 6-0, Alcaraz beat a record set by Nadal to become the youngest player to win a match in the tournament's history.
Carlos Alcaraz will play his tennis hero Rafael Nadal in the second-round of the Madrid Open
The teenager turns 18 on Wednesday and will spend his birthday on court with his countryman
It was the youngster's first win at an ATP Masters 1000 event - he has a way to go to reach Nadal's 391 victories in those events.
The pair were seen practicing