Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz could play together in Hamburg

The Spanish champion congratulated his compatriot

by Simone Brugnoli
Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz could play together in Hamburg
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There are two tennis players who have conquered Roland Garros before they even turned 22 since 2000: Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz. Today, the phenomenon from El Palmar entered through the main entrance into that club that had its only member until a few hours ago, his idol.

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It is precisely by following the exploits of Nadal - who has triumphed in Paris fourteen times - that Alcaraz began to watch Roland Garros with passion, dreaming of one day being able to compete on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

The child made his dream come true by winning another battle in the fifth set against Alexander Zverev, who will still have to postpone his appointment with his first Slam.

Rafael Nadal congratulated Carlos Alcaraz

Rafael Nadal was one of the first to pay tribute to his compatriot on social media.

"Congratulations on this immense victory, Carlos Alcaraz. Great!!!! I am very happy for your achievements!!! " , Nadal wrote on his own Twitter account.

The 22-time Slam champion is back practicing on clay after being eliminated in the first round at Roland Garros by finalist Zverev.

His goal is to reach the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the best possible condition.

Between the end of the grass tour and the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games there are two weeks, and in the first of them, Nadal intends to compete in the ATP 500 Hamburg 2024, where he would like to compete in the doubles draw with Carlitos. The goal is to acquire automatisms and prepare the assault on the Olympic appointment, to arrive with more guarantees of medal.

Alcaraz will get a tattoo with the Eiffel Tower and the date of his first Roland Garros victory and explains: "How will my parents take this tattoo? Well, they don't care and I've already told them that it will be the first of many.

For a boy from Murcia like me it's a pride to make history in this sport, I'm happy for myself, my family and all my people". And regarding the lesson that Alcaraz learned from this tournament, the Spaniard explained: "From this tournament I learned the lesson that in tennis you need great mental strength.

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