Carlos Alcaraz reveals what he would like to achieve in 2022



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Carlos Alcaraz reveals what he would like to achieve in 2022

World No. 32 Carlos Alcaraz revealed he would like to finish 2022 ranked inside the top-15. Alcaraz, 18, made a huge ranking jump this year and he is aiming to continue his ranking rise in 2022. "Finishing in the top 15 would be very positive, although I know it's very difficult to move forward now.

I know it's a big challenge," Alcaraz said, per We Are Tennis. Coach Juan Carlos Ferrero firstly wants Alcaraz to maintain the level he had in 2021 and then to try to achieve bigger success. "The main challenge, as I have said on other occasions, is to maintain the level of tennis that he played in the last part of the season, to be competitive against the best tennis players, that is important for his performance, it will allow us to get closer to the top-15 in the rankings.

That would be the goal for next year," Ferrero told Greek website Gazzetta.

Alcaraz is being compared to Rafael Nadal

"We always say that Carlos is Carlos, he has his own path, his job and his level. Of course Rafa is one of his idols and he has learned a lot by watching him play.

He is very competitive, he has that mentality and knows how to behave on the court, it is that kind of thing like body language that reminds me the most of Rafa, but not so much his game. Being so passionate is great, it will help him a lot in his career," Ferrero said.

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic said some of the charasterics he had in his youth he sees in Alcaraz. "Naturally, I somehow recognize parts of myself in someone, some characteristics that I had in my youth: confidence, self-belief, a great desire to win, passion and devotion for the sport.

I can see these in young (Carlos) Alcaraz, as well as in (Jannik) Sinner, and it was obvious in (Alexander) Zverev when he was coming up," Djokovic said.