Carlos Alcaraz, Spaniard number two, returned to the topic he had already faced after his debut defeat in Montreal, aware of how much it could also affect the upcoming tournament, namely Cincinnati. Alcaraz said just before Cincinnati: "Right now every match is a challenge for me, a challenge to keep the same level as ever.
I'm number four in the world, one of the favorites to win this tournament, so it can be a bit difficult to manage. all this pressure." In the States, Carlos Alcaraz has already triumphed in a 1000 tournament: it was the Miami Open of the beginning of the year and victory in the final against Casper Ruud.
In the country with stars and stripes, the Spaniard wants to repeat the feat. "I am training at my highest level, my aim is to improve the level shown in the part of the season on clay and in Miami. I understand what happened in Montreal: I am not able to take the pressure of being a favorite for the title or to have a certain ranking.
I understood, however, that I have to use that pressure in my favor: I know that I am facing the best in the world and that I have to give the best of myself."
Carlos Alcaraz: "Everything is a little complicated"
The difficulty of being number four in the world and a winner of two Masters 1000 is to face opponents who know your level and push hard.
"I think all the players push a lot against me, he said on Media Day, I realize that if they don't play very aggressively or at a high level I will be a very difficult opponent for them, so I take that as a compliment."
In addition to being regarded as the greatest talent in world tennis, the nineteen year old Iberian champion Carlos Alcaraz is recognized by all as a very fair player. Whether they are compatriots or not, Carlos is loved by everyone and many appreciate his qualities of fairness.
In the last few hours Alcaraz was the protagonist of yet another gesture, much appreciated by the world of the media. The Murcian tennis player was among the first to congratulate his compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta on his social accounts, winner in the last hours of the Masters 1000 in Montreal, his first major success of his career.
Carreno lived the so-called perfect week, he beat our two best athletes Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner and won in the final with a comeback against the Polish tennis player Hubert Hurkacz, on the eve of the great favorite of the match.
Alcaraz posted the following message on his social media accounts: "Pablo, congratulations for the victory! It's more than deserved. I'm happy for you."