Carlos Alcaraz sends a clear message to his rivals

Carlos Alcaraz is motivated to defend the title at Wimbledon

by Simone Brugnoli
Carlos Alcaraz sends a clear message to his rivals
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"It’s always great to be back here at Wimbledon, even more special to be the defending champion. I have wonderful memories and I’m excited to start the tournament. I hope to get the same result as last year.

Carlos Alcaraz, Wimbledon 2024
Carlos Alcaraz, Wimbledon 2024 © Clive Brunskill / Staff - Getty Images Sport

I feel very well. After Queen’s I had many days to train and improve". Carlos Alcaraz is more motivated than ever in view of his debut as the defending champion at the Championships and has sent a clear message to his rivals during media day.

The dream of the Spanish phenomenon is to triumph again on the grounds of the All England Club and sign what would become a historic double Slam winning in the same year the Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

Carlos Alcaraz is more motivated than ever 

"Winning a Grand Slam tournament is complicated. In this case it’s about moving from dirt to grass in a short time, two totally different surfaces. I’ll try. I want to put my name on the list of winners of Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year.

It will be very complicated and it’s a big challenge, but I’m ready," Carlos Alcaraz explained in a press conference before revealing the routine that follows after winning a major tournament. " I remember last year, after the final at Wimbledon, I had a lot to do: interviews, press conference, anti-doping tests...

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport

I finished late. Then I went to dinner with my parents and people close to me to celebrate. The next morning I gave more interviews, took pictures and so on. It’s hard to celebrate after the game because you’re tired.

All that adrenaline and nerves go away. Your body is tired. It’s hard to realize what you’ve achieved, it takes a few days" . On the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 he added: "It is not easy to change the surface in just one week.

I am 100% sure that it will be at the Olympic Games. For me it is an incredible event. It will be my first time, so I look forward to this experience. I will give 100% for my country".

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