In this opening period of the season, Carlos Alcaraz gave a genuinely outstanding performance. In addition to winning the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona in 2022, the extremely young Spaniard also won the Masters 1000 events in Miami and Madrid. He still lacks the Grand Slam flash, but it is obvious to all that we are up against a predetermined opponent.
Many observers predict that Juan Carlos Ferrero’s protege will take over as the new leader of the men’s circuit. We should not forget that “Carlitos” already abandoned his wish to defeat both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic (in Madrid), demonstrating his lack of fear of conflict with anyone.
The new world number five defeated Norbert Gombos on Thursday in Umag, giving him 40 victories for the year. The 19-year-old from Murcia hopes to defend his title in Croatia and atone for his loss in the previous week’s final in Hamburg.
Alcaraz will return home and start preparations for the American Masters 1000 after this brief “campaign” on red. Tracy Austin spoke highly of the Iberian on the ‘Tennis TV’ microphones.
Regarding Carlos Alcaraz, Tracy Austin
Tracy Austin claimed during a Tennis TV interview that Carlos Alcaraz began the competition with the mindset of winning the next match and not planning too far ahead.
“I believe that 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.
Whom shall I play next?
“That’s the mindset of a champion; I don’t feel like I have to defend anything,” the champion said. That is not how you do a task a second time “said Austin. Alcaraz performed remarkably well in the European Open.
Despite losing to Lorenzo Musetti in the championship match, he gained from the ranking points. The 19-year-old is currently ranked fifth in the world. Speaking about the accomplishment, the fifth-ranked player in the world disclosed a far more ambitious target for the future.
It is significant. Top five for me is quite wonderful, and I will keep working to be [No.] 1 despite the dedication I put forth every day in order to achieve my goals of [No.] 1. He spoke.
Many refer to him as the great Rafael Nadal‘s heir despite coming from the same country. Alcaraz has already won five ATP titles in his little career.