Carlos Alcaraz dreams big and wants to join GOATs

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Carlos Alcaraz dreams big and wants to join GOATs
Carlos Alcaraz dreams big and wants to join GOATs

Carlos Alcaraz turns 20 today, ending his teenage career as one of the most accomplished players in the Open era and setting his eyes on much higher goals. Carlos won 117 of his 150 matches before his 20th birthday, becoming the only player to achieve that.

Also, Alcaraz wants to accomplish so much more in the future, eager to work hard and become one of the greatest players of all time! His current pace makes him a legit contender for that spot, already winning a Major, three Masters 1000 events and collecting 22 weeks as world no.

1. Carlos claimed his first Major crown at the last year's US Open, becoming the first teenager with a notable trophy since Rafael Nadal in 2005! Also, the young Spaniard earned enough points to finish the season as the first year-end no.

1 teenager in ATP history. Carlos made a name for himself in 2019 and played at a high level after the season's restart in 2020 to prove his potential. The young gun claimed his first ATP title in Umag 2021 and reached the US Open quarter-final a couple of weeks later.

Carlos crowed the season with the Next Gen ATP Finals trophy in Milan and prepared for a thrilling ride in 2022. Alcaraz kicked off the previous season from just outside the top-30 and wished to conclude it in the top-15. Instead, he became the world's best player after the season's last Major, celebrating his first Major title in New York and writing history books.

In February, Carlos conquered his first ATP 500 crown in Rio de Janeiro as the youngest winner on that level since 2009.

Carlos Alcaraz wants to become one of the GOATs.

The young gun pushed Rafael Nadal to the limits in the Indian Wells semi-final before losing after over three hours.

Carlos fixed that in Miami and went all the way to become the third-youngest Masters 1000 champion after Michael Chang and Rafael Nadal! Alcaraz did not have to wait too long to lift another notable trophy. He conquered Barcelona at the end of April for back-to-back ATP 500 titles and a place in the top-10 at 18.

Not stopping there, the youngster lifted another Masters 1000 trophy in front of the home fans in Madrid after impressive wins over Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev within three days! Carlos became the world no.

1 contender and added more valuable points with the Roland Garros quarter-final. Alcaraz lost back-to-back ATP finals on clay in July and came to the US Open as world no. 4. He saved a match point in the quarter-final thriller against Jannik Sinner to remain on the title course.

Carlos overpowered Frances Tiafoe in the semi-final and advanced to his first Major final at 19. Alcaraz fought for the ATP throne and a Major title against Casper Ruud and scored a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 victory in three hours and 20 minutes.

After this incredible success, the Spaniard slowed down a bit and rested his body. He injured his left abdominal wall against his coeval Holger Rune at the Paris Masters, retiring in the second set's closing stages. Alcaraz revealed an abdominal muscle injury that sidelined him from the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup Finals.

Carlos made an impressive comeback in February 2023, losing only two matches this season and seeking his fourth title in Madrid, the second at the Masters 1000 level. "My tennis dream is to become of the greatest players in history.

I know it's a big dream, probably too big. However, you have to chase big goals and achievements. I want to follow the greatest players, and I'm ready to work hard to get there," Carlos Alcaraz said.

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