Carlos Alcaraz has alarmed all his fans about what happened in the third set of the ATP Masters 1000 in Toronto against Hubert Hurkacz. Up 5-2, the Spaniard wasted two match points and made himself come back up to 5-6, only to recover and still take the win.
In the press conference, the Spaniard explained: "I honestly didn't know what was going on. I started to feel terrible at that moment. I couldn't feel the right direction in my shots. I just tried not to think about what had been done in those 4 games.
I just tried to win the first point at 5-6, that was the key. If I lost that rally, I probably would have lost the game. I kept my cool, I stayed mentally strong at that moment to play a great tiebreaker and I'm happy about that." According to the 20-year-old young man, the Canadian crowd was another decisive aspect: "The fact that they supported me in difficult moments helped me a lot to overcome all the problems and try to be better.
As I have said many times, I try to make them happy, to entertain them with great strokes. In times when I wasn't playing well, having their support was crucial. Without the cheering from the stands, I probably could have lost."
Carlitos talks about his coach
On Juan Carlos Ferrero he said: "He was my mentor, everything I've done is thanks to him.
He's my second father, so he's a very important person to me." In the quarterfinals, the native of Murcia will face the American Tommy Paul, who defeated him last year in Canada on his debut: "I just try to concentrate on every challenge.
If you enter a Masters 1000, it doesn't matter if the top seeds are in the draw or not. Everyone plays very well and can beat you. So I have to focus on every player that I will find in front of the net and not think about all the losses that are in the draw. I try to think to myself."
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