Carlos Alcaraz, the current No. 5 in the world, believes his lack of mental toughness prevented him from making deeper runs at the French Open and Wimbledon. Alcaraz made it clear that his next ambition was to win his maiden Grand Slam at the French Open after winning Masters championships in Miami and Madrid.
Alcaraz, 19, advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open before falling to Alexander Zverev in four sets in a match that many predicted would go his way. At Wimbledon, Alcaraz advanced to the round of 16 before falling to Jannik Sönner in four sets.
“The mental side is crucial when taking on a Grand Slam challenge because you must be well-prepared to play matches that last four or five hours. I believe I didn’t perform to my full potential in that particular area and I wasn’t able to manage the pressure and anxieties in the greatest way possible “According to Alcaraz, as cited by Sportskeeda.
Alcaraz is prepared for Umag.
Alcaraz narrowly missed out on capturing his fifth championship of the year last week after being shocked by Lorenzo Musetti in the Hamburg final. Alcaraz won his first ATP championship in Umag a year ago, and he is now prepared to defend it at the clay-court competition in Croatia.
“I have fully recovered from what happened in Hamburg both physically and mentally, and I appear prepared to take on the title defense in Umag. I enjoy this event a lot and enjoy coming here since it has a nice environment, I can unwind for a few days, and I can try new things like riding a jet ski “Alcaraz declared.
Alcaraz made his first career appearance in the top 5 this week. Next on Alcaraz‘s agenda is first place. “I see this as the end of one phase and the beginning of another. I can see that I must outperform four players in order to reach my major objective of being the best player in the world, and I will work hard to do so “Alcaraz declared.