Carlos Alcaraz says that he is not obsessing with Rafael Nadal‘s all-time Grand Slam record at this time because his primary goal is to win his second Major. Alcaraz, 19, defeated Casper Ruud in the US Open final to win his maiden Grand Slam championship.
Alcaraz has distinguished himself as the younger generation’s most gifted and promising player. Alcaraz has been tipped by some to match or surpass Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal‘s Grand Slam records.
A record-breaking 22 Grand Slams are held by Nadal, 21 Majors by Djokovic, and 20 by Federer. “When Rafa wins Grand Slams, I’ll always be happy, and if I ever lose at a Grand Slam, I’ll always be rooting for a Spaniard.
I’ve already won one, but even with 21 left, I don’t feel any closer. For now, my focus will be on attempting to obtain the second, which only a select few players have accomplished “Alcaraz stated to ATP.com.
Alcaraz discusses consulting a sports psychologist
Alcaraz is only 19 years old, yet he already possesses a very strong mind. Alcaraz now claims that the responsibility for that should be given to his sports psychologist. “I’ve been collaborating with Isabel Balaguer, a psychotherapist, for two or three seasons.
She is a superb professional and one of the key factors in my current ability to hold the No. 1 spot in the globe. She has helped me so much in improving. Tennis is difficult week after week and throughout the entire year, so having a mental coach is crucial. You must be mentally sharp, be able to handle pressure, and have everyone monitoring you at all times.
I wouldn’t say it’s impossible without a psychologist since nothing is, but it would be a lot harder “Alcaraz declared. Alcaraz defeated Jannik Sinner after saving a match point in the US Open quarterfinal. That game served as the ideal illustration of Alcaraz‘s superior mental fortitude.