Carlos Alcaraz acknowledges that making the top five is very important to him and that this puts him one step closer to his ultimate objective of being ranked number one. Alcaraz, 19, is the second-youngest player to enter the top five and attained his greatest career-high ranking of number 5 on Monday.
Rafael Nadal, who was 18 years old when he made his first appearance in the top five in his career, still holds the record. “It is significant. The daily effort I make to achieve my goals is [No.] 1, and little by bit I am succeeding in doing so, “Alcaraz stated to ATP.com.
“I think it’s quite incredible that I’m in the top five, and I’m going to keep trying to be No. 1,” The top seed in the Hamburg main draw, Alcaraz, was shocked by Lorenzo Musetti in the final, losing 6-4, 6-7(6), and 6-4.
Alcaraz had the opportunity to win the match in three sets but was unable to do so despite saving five championship points in the second set. “He deserved to win tonight, in my opinion. Obviously, he played better than I did “acknowledged Alcaraz. “He has always been more assertive.
I didn’t play my best, but I fought to the very last ball, and I’m extremely proud of that “Alcaraz is getting ready to compete in this week’s ATP event in Umag after finishing second in Hamburg. Alcaraz won his maiden ATP championship there a year ago, thus despite the fact that Umag is an ATP 250 tournament, it will always hold a special place in his heart.
“Umag is undoubtedly a great tournament for me. There, I won my first championship, which I will defend this year “Alcaraz remarked. But I’m going to give it my all and, of course, learn from this.
The top seed in Umag, Alcaraz, receives a bye in the opening round of the competition.
22 Grand Slams were won by Rafa Nadal.
After defining brilliance, discussing a prospective coaching career, and paying a touching tribute to his uncle Toni during the outstanding interview he gave to the airline Iberia, Rafael Nadal this time shared the advice he would offer himself if he were a teenager.
“I don’t often give advise, but I always emphasize that if you want to be a professional or devote your life to anything, you must put everything else on hold. Even though I don’t do them as frequently as a typical young person, I still hang out with my friends and enjoy myself, even if my profession has always come before those activities.
I would tell young people to always have fun, to fight for what they want, and to surround themselves with nice people. At the structure, this is what we aim to accomplish with them every day.”