At the Masters 1000 Media Day in Montreal, a Carlos Alcaraz that was almost entirely different from the one at the previous news conferences appeared. In front of the journalists, the Spaniard was forthright and recounted how the results attained at the age of 19 exceeded all of his expectations.
The Iberian, who had to handle the pressure of being the second seed in the Canadian main draw, had never before revealed it. It is no little feat. The fourth-ranked player in the world has two victories in these types of competitions, in Miami and Madrid, as well as a semifinal finish at Indian Wells.
Surprising results for the skilled Juan Carlos Ferrero, who naturally wants to carry on and accomplish the same between Cincinnati and the Canadian city, set for the following week. Regarding recent successes, Alcaraz stated: “I have developed quickly.
Being the second seed at a Masters 1000 is great, and I certainly did not anticipate it at the start of the year. Now, I really don’t believe it. Being at the top and, of course, one of the favorites to win the most significant competitions is something I’ve desired since the start of the season “Before making his long-awaited entrance, he added.
The Spaniard will soon be competing on three distinct surfaces as he moves from Wimbledon (grass) to European clay court tournaments (Hamburg and Umag), then takes a flight to North America for the year’s cement portion: “Recently, I’ve undergone significant change.
I work diligently to bring out the appropriate emotions in each of them “, says the budding tennis star. He ended his address with these straightforward words: “I am Carlitos Alcaraz and I will always be the same.”
The winner of the contest between Tommy Paul and Vasek Pospisil, two competitors who shouldn’t be disregarded in his debut, is what the Murcian is currently awaiting. The athlete enjoyed a Sunday training session with Jannik Sinner, whom he might face again in the semifinals.
Alcaraz is a rising star.
Carlos Alcaraz is seeded number two in a Masters 1000 for the first time in his career as a result of the combined absences of Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev. Carlos Alcaraz is currently ranked fourth in the world following an incredible first half of the season (only six defeats for six finals contested and four titles won).
A new status that he finds a little challenging to process. I grew up so quickly. I still find it astonishing and didn’t anticipate it at the beginning of the year that I would be seeded number two in a Masters 1000. And to be completely honest, I still find it hard to believe.
I desired it from the beginning of the year, but I didn’t think it was yet achievable “Carlos began by talking about his rigorous training. “I came here a few days before the event started to get accustomed to these courts and I conducted specific effort to adapt to the hard. With the top players in this room, I played points and sets.”