Carlos Alcaraz: mind and body to become a winner

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Carlos Alcaraz: mind and body to become a winner

On 20 February 2022, Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest ever tennis player to win an ATP 500 tournament. In Rio de Janeiro, the Spaniard showed an enviable physical shape and defeated players of the caliber of Federico Delbonis, Matteo Berrettini, Fabio Fognini and Diego Schwartzman.

Alcaraz, thanks to the success achieved on Brazilian soil, also conquered the top 20 at the age of 18 years and 9 months. Not even Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal managed to do better than him. Under the guidance of Juan Carlos Ferrero, former world number one, Alcaraz learned very early to take care of his body in a maniacal way.

the Spaniard explained to the official website of the ATP: "My team and I know how important it is to be prepared and physically strong. I knew I had to improve this aspect. It was probably the most important goal we set ourselves during the preseason.

I'm really happy. This gives me a lot of confidence when I go out on the court."

Carlos Alcaraz: mind and body to become a winner

He then added: "I have a better chance of keeping my level up for more than three or four hours against the best players on the Tour.

I like to work out. I focus on every part of my body, but my main focus is on the legs. This is very important to me." Alcaraz then focused on the title won in Rio de Janeiro and on the next engagement at the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells.

"I didn't have much time to celebrate Rio's success as I had to prepare for my Davis Cup debut. But it was special and I spent some time with family and friends. Seeded Indian Wells? It is amazing. Last year I lost in the first round to Andy Murray.

I try to enjoy every single second here in Indian Wells. It's a fantastic place and I'm really happy to be back ”. In the second round, Alcaraz will face Mackenzie McDonald. “He is expressing an excellent level of play. I know it will be a beautiful but complicated game. The first game of any tournament is always tough."