Carlos Alcaraz matches Novak Djokovic's super date!

The Spaniard has achieved a new record of precocity which links him to Djokovic

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Carlos Alcaraz matches Novak Djokovic's super date!
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Carlos Alcaraz like Novak Djokovic: the young Spaniard has got a precociousness data that, until now, had been achieved by the Serbian champion. Carlitos beat Felix Auger Aliassime in three sets in the 4th round of the Roland Garros with the final result of 6-3 6-3 6-1. A score that so far sweeps away any doubts about his physical condition. Alcaraz reached the quarterfinals of the Parisian Slam, as he did last year and two years ago. Carlos is the youngest player to reach the quarter-finals in Paris in three consecutive years since Novak Djokovic between 2006 and 2008. A precocious fact that certifies the incredible rise of the young Spaniard.

The Spaniard conceded very little to the Montreal tennis player, who didn't believe he could suffer such a heavy loss.
Carlos' real goal, however, is not to improve a figure or a record, but to win the Roland Garros 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'm already thinking about what we can do in the next match to reach the semi-finals. We aim to win the tournament, any other result would leave me with a bittersweet taste. As the days and shifts go by, the level increases, as does the confidence. The arm problem is practically forgotten, because I find myself more and more comfortable with the 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," he at the press conference.

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

In the next round Alcaraz will face Stefanos Tsitsipas, with whom he has a clearly positive outcome: "The previous rounds went very well. He hasn't won against me yet, this means my game is effective. But it's been a while since the last game. Having head-to-head matches in your favor doesn't mean you'll beat a player. I always say that you learn many more things from defeats than from victories. I'm sure he will try to do something different. It will be a tough match both physically and mentally."

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