The world’s number one Carlos Alcaraz‘s journey does not appear to be particularly fortunate. The Spanish tennis player suffered a shock defeat to Felix Auger Aliassime in the Davis Cup a few weeks ago, and this week he was the star of tennis’ biggest upset.
Against Belgian lucky loser David Goffin, the Spaniard was defeated in two sets. The latter, who had been clearly struggling lately, had been sold to the talented young Italian Luca Nardi. Alcaraz suffered a shocking and in some ways unanticipated loss, losing the game without taking a single set for the first time in 2022.
Alcaraz addressed the loss in his post-match remarks, reiterating that he needs to get better. He said the following: “David played superbly despite the fact that it was a very difficult challenge. It’s never easy to compete again after a long break; even though I’ve played twice on this field, the pace is difficult to adjust to.”
The tennis player then says, according to Marca: “He was really aggressive, and I was unable to handle the relentless pressure he applied to me. I was unable to adjust to this match. I must apply the lesson I discovered during this game.”
Alcaraz‘s 2022 was spectacular; the nineteen-year-old Spaniard won a number of championships, and a few weeks ago, he claimed his first Grand Slam victory of his professional career in New York. Alcaraz was made the youngest number one in the history of this sport as a result of this outcome.
The Spanish tennis star expressed his change in a recent interview, saying, “The fact is, I am always the same; I don’t think anything has changed in me to become number one.”
Thiem introduces Alcaraz.
Carlos Alcaraz received high acclaim from Dominic Thiem, who predicted that the Spaniard would revolutionize tennis.
“His career is already distinctive. He is extraordinary; he is the youngest number one in history and a teenager who won the US Open. He is set to revolutionize tennis because in New York, regardless of how long the matches lasted, he was always present, playing offensive, getting to the net, and fearlessly defending every point.
And this is new, in my opinion. Before, nobody did that. We have to catch up “told AS, the Austrian. On the Advantage Connors podcast with his son Brett, tennis legend Jimmy Connors discussed Carlos Alcaraz. “You now have a target on your back, especially Alcaraz, who just won the US Open and is currently ranked No.
a world leader. He needs to understand that he is everyone’s target and that he will soon need to start figuring it out. You must begin winning even when you are only performing at 70% of your potential, dislike the court surface, or find the pace of play a little too slow, according to Connors.