Carlos Alcaraz signed an incredible deal

Carlos Alcaraz's current thoughts are all about the grass tour

by Simone Brugnoli
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Carlos Alcaraz signed an incredible deal
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Another Grand Slam on the horizon, a new final to chase. Carlos Alcaraz's current thoughts are all about the grass tour and the prestigious Wimbledon tournament. After deservedly winning Roland Garros, the young Spaniard has so much desire to reconfirm himself as champion of the London Major.

Carlos Alcaraz
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Interviewed by 'El Partidazo de Cope,' the Iberian has already let it be known which tennis player he would like to play with in the final act of the trophy-awarding event: "To win a tournament of that magnitude, you need to face the best.” The young Spaniard defeated Alexander Zverev in five sets in the French Open final.

Carlos Alcaraz signed a new deal with Nike 

After his victory at the French Open, Carlos Alcaraz signed a new deal with Nike that should guarantee him 15-20 million dollars per year. "I am a person who tends to cry more when frustrated than when happy. I don't cry much, but I did because of some injuries that forced me to miss tournaments I really cared about.

Mentally it was distressing. I use my right arm for everything, and knowing that I might not recover 100 percent was hurting me. In Madrid my arm came back to bother me in the fourth match and I had to skip Rome.

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We had several checkups to get here in the best shape, but my mind kept asking questions. I had no certainty about how my arm would react in a Slam with best-of-five-set matches.

It was tough, but I felt better round by round. It was not the time to be afraid and I trusted all the work I had done and forgot about the rest."

With many more years of career to go, Carlos Alcaraz can imagine at least getting close to the records set by the Big Three (Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer).

Among active tennis players, the Spaniard placed himself immediately behind the Serbian and his compatriot, equaling the three Major titles brought home by Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka. At the press conference, a journalist brought up the subject, asking the Murcia native if he thinks he can reach Nole's 24 Slams.

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