Tracy Austin, a former world number one, claims that Carlos Alcaraz “has the mindset of a champion” since she believes the Spaniard is concentrating on each match individually and taking care of his upcoming opponent. Alcaraz, 19, won his first ATP championship in Umag one year ago.
For the first time in his career, Alcaraz, a Spaniard, returned to the competition as the defending champion this past week in Umag. “I believe a man like this is probably not considering (defending a title).
He is now among the top five. Nothing will actually change (defending a title). This man had the mentality “Give me the balls.” I’ll triumph in today’s game. Who will I portray next? The mindset of a champion is one like that, not one of “I have to protect anything.”
That’s not how you accomplish a task a second time, Austin stated on Tennis Channel, according to Sportskeeda.
Alcaraz defeats Norbert Gombos easily.
The top-seeded Alcaraz began his campaign at the Croatian clay tournament on Thursday since he had a bye in the first round in Umag.
Alcaraz defeated Gombos 6-2, 6-3 on his debut in Umag. Alcaraz remarked, “It was an extremely tough contest. “It wasn’t as simple as the outcome suggests. I had to get adjusted to the conditions because Norbert played a pretty strong game, and the opening round of any tournament is never simple.
Although it was difficult for me, I eventually managed to play better and secure the victory. This is Alcaraz‘s last opportunity to capture a fourth clay title in 2022 after taking home three victories on the surface this year. Alcaraz will concentrate on the North American hard court swing after this week because he will be visiting Canada in early August for the Montreal Masters. Indoor-hard court competitions take happen in the fall, and clay matches won’t start until February 2023.