In the press conference on the eve of Toronto, the young Spanish tennis player made important statements
Carlos Alcaraz not only confirmed himself as number one in the world, but he beat the Serbian champion Novak Djokovic, beating him in a historical and incredible Wimbledon final.The Serb was the big favourite, the one who had dominated the circuit for years, and instead he was officially dethroned.
This week the challenge between the two tennis players begins in Toronto (despite Nole will skip the Canadia event to come back in Cincinnati – ed.) for this final part of the season, where it will be decided who will finish the season as world no.1.The Canadian tournament is very important for Carlistos, also because Nole will not be present at the event.
Carlos Alcaraz shares truthful words on pressure
In the press conference, the young Spanish tennis player made important statements: “I still have the Wimbledon trophy in my living room, every time I have dinner or lunch with my family I see the title.
It’s something I absolutely don’t want to forget. I’ve only had a week to think about this success, not much time. I think it’s not much because all of this is really hard to imagine. Winning Wimbledon at just 20 is incredible, something I’ve dreamed of since the day I started playing tennis.
It was my fourth tournament played on grass, so it’s obviously unexpected for me. It’s an incredible achievement and I still can’t believe it today.”Alcaraz then said: “Everything came very quickly, big tournaments, two Grand Slam tournaments and I’m only 20 years old.
I know I’m very young but I’ve been working for big things for a long time, sometimes I think about the match points I had at the US Open and Wimbledon and I still have goosebumps now, it’s incredible. Last year in Canada? I didn’t have a great tournament and now I want to change that.
I want to do better than last season, I learned from those weeks and I know how to handle the pressure. I’ve grown both as a tennis player and as a person, it’s great to be here. I feel the love of the people and all this is special.”Alcaraz will debut in the second round against the winner of the match between Ben Shelton and Zapata Bernabè.