Carlos Alcaraz wipes away doubts: "The goal is to win the Roland Garros"

The Spaniard, who will play the quarter-finals against Tsitsipas tomorrow, declared that winning the title at Roland Garros is his goal

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Carlos Alcaraz wipes away doubts: "The goal is to win the Roland Garros"
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"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 I 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."

Carlos Alcaraz has set himself a specific goal to achieve: winning the title at Roland Garros. The Spaniard himself explained it at the press conference after beating Felix Auger Aliassime in the 4th round of the Roland Garros. Carlitos is trying to erase all the doubts that arose on the eve of the Parisian Slam due to the forearm problem that prevented him from competing in Monte Carlo and Rome. Match after match, the Spaniard raised his level, demonstrating that he can aspire to win the tournament.

Carlos Alcaraz
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Alcaraz reached the quarter-finals in Paris for the third time, clearly beating Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets and will be expected in the super quarter-final against Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Spaniard has defeated the Greek five times out of five and dominated the only previous match played at Roland Garros, last year.

"The previous matches went very well. He hasn't won against me yet, this means that my game is effective. But it's been a while since the last match. 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," said Alcaraz at the press conference.

Carlos Alcaraz
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The Spaniard then analyzed the physical improvements that he noticed day after day during the Parisian fortnight: "From the first round I understood that I could compete against the best, that I could achieve a great result. As the days and rounds go by, the level increases, as does my confidence. The arm problem is practically forgotten, because I find myself I'm more and more comfortable with the forehand as well. I feel better and better and, now, I believe I can be at the level of the best and do a good job here."

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