Carlos Alcaraz, the fourth-ranked player in the world, claims he is not preoccupied with his position but admits he would dearly love to make his ATP Finals debut this year. Alcaraz, 19, is third on the Race to Turin leaderboard and is having an outstanding season.
Although Alcaraz has a good chance of being among the top five this season, he says that the famous end-of-season event remains his ultimate objective. “It would be a good aim, but right now my focus is on making the ATP Finals in Turin at the conclusion of the season, not on my ranking.
Even if I compete, my current position in the rankings is not the most important thing. I’ll keep rising if I keep winning games and competitions, Alcaraz reportedly declared, according to Tennishead. “The fact is that it has surprised me a little, sure,”
Although I work hard for it, I have had amazing outcomes this year. I did not anticipate developing so soon. As I often say, hard effort pays off, however in my situation everything happened a little too quickly and unexpectedly,” Alcaraz continued. Alcaraz has had a fantastic year, taking home four titles thus far in 2022.
Alcaraz won his first Masters championship in Miami when he was just 18 years old by defeating Casper Ruud in the championship match. Alcaraz played on Madrid’s clay courts in May to win his second Masters championship. Alcaraz additionally won ATP 500 competitions in Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona.
Alcaraz did not, however, succeed in his goal of taking the French Open. At the French Open, Alcaraz made it plain that he wanted to win his first Grand Slam championship, but he ultimately lost to Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals.
Having lost in the round of 16 at Wimbledon as well, Alcaraz‘s chances of winning his maiden Grand Slam at the US Open are still in doubt.
In this year’s Masters 1000, Alcaraz has won twice.
Carlos Alcaraz said he did not believe he and his youthful teammates would be able to write the history of this sport as the Big 3 did in the past when asked about it on the sidelines of the Montreal tournament, where he is one of the favorites.
We won’t be able to replicate them, I believe. I don’t lack trust in my own or my teammates’ ability, but I don’t believe that the other young guys and I can duplicate what Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have accomplished.
We’re discussing an impossibility, and I’m not thinking about that right now. I like to keep my feet and head firmly planted in the here and now.