The Spanish tennis player revealed how he is motivated by the fans who help him in matches against the Serbian
A story that has been going on for years now: when Novak Djokovic plays, it is almost customary for fans of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to support the Serbian’s opponents. This happened to Carlitos Alcaraz, who revealed how he receives extra motivation when he receives support from fans of Swiss and the Spaniard legends in matches against Djokovic.
“These three great players have had an influence on me and practically all tennis players. I grew up watching them play Grand Slam finals. I have worked hard, I had a clear dream that I have pursued. I have had the opportunity to play with Djokovic and Rafa, but not with Federer, I would have loved it.
I’m a guy who watches social media a lot and every time I face Djokovic, there are always fans cheering me on. It is an extra motivation and a joy to have those fans of Rafa or Federer perhaps, not all, but a large part, cheering me on when I play against him or against any player.
It is wonderful,” said the young Spaniard.
What Carlitos expects from 2024
“2024 will be a special year. I am very excited to be able to play in the Olympics and to be able to live that experience with all the athletes from my country.
I will try to fight to get a medal for my country. It would be the most important thing right now in my career, in my personal life. We will do our best. A possible double with Rafael Nadal would be a dream for me, even if it’s still a few months away,” the Spaniard explained to the Mexican media.
“The first part of my season was spectacular, but after Wimbledon I had a bit of a negative period. But I think it’s normal and I have to learn from these situations. There are aspects I have to improve on for next year. I also collaborate with a psychologist who helps me a lot in these types of situations together with my team.
We’ll see next year. It will be a year full of energy and good moments, we will train and fight to be at the same level or even better than this year,” he told.