Carlos Alcaraz reveals one of the main secrets of his success

Carlos Alcaraz defeated Felix Auger Aliassime in three sets

by Simone Brugnoli
Carlos Alcaraz reveals one of the main secrets of his success
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An overwhelming Carlos Alcaraz beat Felix Auger Aliassime in three sets. A 6-3 6-3 6-1 without appeals that dispels any doubts about his physical condition. The Spaniard gave very little to the Montreal tennis player, who did not believe he could suffer such a heavy defeat.

Again quarterfinals for the world number three, just like last year and two years ago. Carlos is the youngest player to reach the quarterfinals in Paris in three consecutive years since Novak Djokovic between 2006 and 2008.

Impressive numbers that make him one of the most precocious players in the history of this sport.

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Alcaraz has big goals

However, this placement is not enough for the 21-year-old from Murcia.

His goal is to win this prestigious Slam for the first time: "From the first round I understood that I could compete against the best, that I could achieve a great result. Reaching the quarterfinals in a Major is very nice.

But if I thought of the quarterfinals as a very good result, I would be a mediocre player. I always want more. I am already thinking - together with my team - about what we can do in the next match to reach the semifinals. We aim to win the tournament, any other result would leave me with a bittersweet taste.

As the days and rounds go by, the level increases, as does the confidence. The problem with my arm is practically forgotten, because I am increasingly comfortable with my forehand too. I feel better and better and, now, I believe I can be at the level of the best and do a good job here", said Carlos Alcaraz in a press conference.

In the next round Alcaraz will face Stefanos Tsitsipas, with whom he has a very positive balance: "The previous matches have gone very well. He hasn't won against me yet, which means my game is effective. However, it's been a while since the last match.

Having the head-to-head record in your favor doesn't mean you'll beat a player. I always say that you learn a lot more from defeats than from victories. I'm sure he'll try to do something different. It will be a tough match both physically and mentally", he concluded.

The Spaniard also spoke about his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero: "Six years now, a lot of things happen between us in the professional part and the personal part but I need him in the box. I need everything he tell me from the box and it's really helpful to give my 100% on the court," Carlos Alcaraz said.

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