Carlos Alcaraz: 'I want to continue enjoying it'
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 2872
Carlos Alcaraz is a high-level talent, a tennis player capable of combining athletic quality with great technical ability. One of the most interesting shots of the Iberian tennis player is the drop shot, a shot that he literally takes and that has driven all his rivals crazy.
The Spanish tennis player spoke about his blows to the Tennis TV microphones and made the following statements: "Every time I try to see when the opponent is very far from the baseline and at that moment making a drop shot is easier for me." Carlos then spoke about the possibility of using this shot against Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal and his words are forceful: "I want to say that it is very difficult to take a drop shot against Rafa or even like Novak Djokovic".
Injured in his right leg in training a few days before the Australian Open, Carlos Alcaraz is preparing to return to the courts at the ATP 250 in Buenos Aires next week (February 13-19). Recently interviewed by the Spanish press agency EFE, the man who has just lost his world number one position to Novak Djokovic was impatient to finally resume the competition (he has not played since his withdrawal in the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 de Paris against Rune on November 4, editorial note).
Carlos Alcaraz's 20-week stint at No. 1 came to an end
As quoted by Marca, Carlos Alcaraz talked about how Nadal is looked up to by not just him but all Spanish fans for what he brings to the court and beyond. "He was my childhood idol, and he is the idol of all Spanish fans of tennis and sports in general because of his career, his charisma, his work, his mentality," he said.
"I achieved my dream very quickly, and it took me a bit by surprise," said Alcaraz. "I need and want to continue improving, that is the key. I like to play tennis beyond the results and I want to continue enjoying it. Despite having been number one, I have many things to improve.
It's going to be my first tournament since Paris. Four months have passed, but I always think about winning. I know it's not going to be easy after not competing for so long. I've come a few days before to train with good players and pick up that pace. I know my coach won here, and he has told me good things about the tournament," the 19-year-old said.