After taking advantage of the two-week break following Wimbedon to practice once more on clay courts, Carlos Alcaraz is ready to compete in this tournament. I know I’m playing well, I feel very comfortable playing here, always on clay,” he said, “but it’s always a big challenge to leave the tour on the grass behind and go back to clay.”
I came here to win, so I trained for a few days at the Academy and here as well. He reflected on his growth this year, saying, “I learned to play against the best players in the world, in big stadiums and in important moments.”
I’ve become a more mature player as a result of the lessons I’ve learned about handling the pressure and nerves of playing in big matches. That’s probably what led me to this point in my life.
Here is what I want to accomplish by the end of the season, said Carlos Alcaraz.
Asked if finishing in the top three is a goal, he responded, “It would be a good goal, but right now I’m not thinking about the classification, but about reaching the ATP Finals in Turin at the end of the season.
Even if I have to work really hard to keep winning games and tournaments, the ranking is not the most important thing right now. The truth is that a little bit yes, I have had amazing results this year, I didn’t expect to evolve that fast, but I work for it,” I said when asked about my rapid rise in the rankings.
My success was unexpected, but it proved that hard work pays off. When asked why he had decided to play in Hamburg, he said, “I talked to Pablo, who won last year’s tournament. Of course, I also spoke with Juan Carlos, a long-time player who excelled in this tournament.
Because I knew there would be strong competition at this tournament, I came all the way to Hamburg in the hopes of starting off strong. Pablo and Juan Carlos both mentioned to me how lovely the occasion was.
First round, Kuhn. My brother and he used to play against each other when they were kids, so I got to know him pretty well. He was also a player at the Juan Carlos Academy at the time.