'Carlos Alcaraz will push tennis to another dimension', says former Top 10

The grass tour has officially started in the ATP circuit

by Simone Brugnoli
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'Carlos Alcaraz will push tennis to another dimension', says former Top 10
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The grass tour has officially started in the ATP circuit with the beginning of several tournaments, this week two of 500 category which will be held in London and Germany, are the tournaments of Queen's and Halle, where the best exponents of the discipline will be.

In the British capital will be the defending champion and current number 2 of the world, Carlos Alcaraz, who has spoken of his return to the circuit and the lawn before his first match with the Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo. "Now I know how I have to play, I understand this game more, I am more mature on this surface.

Carlos Alcaraz
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The first training, the movement has not been so good, but the process is slower. I know I’ll be 100% before last year," the three-time Grand Slam champion told "Diario AS".

After the tour on grass the world of sport will concentrate on the celebration of the 2024 Olympic Games, where the 21-year-old Spanish is confirmed to play singles and doubles with 22 Grand Slams champion, Rafael Nadal.

"I have not been able to play enough doubles as I would have liked. It’s something I like to play with volleys, with a partner who is your friend. It’s something I’m excited about, especially with Rafa. I’m very happy to be able to play with my idol, it’s a great opportunity for me to enjoy that moment.”

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During a recent interview with Tennis Actu, Lucas Pouille reflected on Carlos Alcaraz’s rise: “I think he is going to be even more and more solid, in making fewer and fewer mistakes as we have seen in recent matches. I think he will push tennis to another dimension. That’s the mark of a great one.”

Carlos Alcaraz, Queens 2024
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The Frenchman also reflected on the rivalry between Alcaraz and Sinner: “The question is whether they will succeed in having the consistency of the Big Three, of the Big Four even. Will they have the consistency to play at a high level week after week? Only the future will tell us.

Will their motivation drop, will they get injured more or less? It’s very hard to say. Carlos Alcaraz, all he needs is the Australian Open to have the Grand Slam, he will have won all four, at 21 years old. We can say that it is quite extraordinary.”

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