Alcaraz challenges Sinner: "I'd love to face him on the Wimbledon final"

The defending champion already has his preference on a possible final at the Championships

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Alcaraz challenges Sinner: "I'd love to face him on the Wimbledon final"
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In an interview for you El Partidazo de Cope, Carlos Alcaraz talked about the upcoming Championships at Wimbledon, Major won by the young Spaniard in an epic 2023 final against Novak Djokovic. In the interview, Carlitos has already made it known which tennis player he would like to play in a possible final with, quaet'snano, showing his usual determination and desire to overcome any obstacle in his path. Always with a smile on his face.

"To win a tournament like that, you need to face the best. I would love to battle Jannik Sinner again, this time in a Slam final," he told.

Carlitos then challenged his Italian rival; the two will only be able to meet at the final of the historic London Major, given that they will be the number 1 and 2 seeds in the main draw. During the interview Carlitos also analyzed the fundamental role of coach Juan Carlos Ferrero in the evolution of his tennis, praising his former countryman player.

"Sometimes I get a little lost on the court, I don't know what to do. He helps me a lot with this, I always listen to him. I would like us to work together throughout my career," he explained.

Another Grand Slam on the horizon, a new final to chase. Alcaraz's current thoughts are all about the grass tour and the prestigious Wimbledon tournament. After having deservedly conquered Roland Garros, the young Spaniard has a great desire to reconfirm himself as champion of the London Major.

Roger Federer's former historic coach, Severin Luthi, also spoke about the rise of the young Carlitos in an interview with Tennis Legend Podcast.

"It's incredible what he did, we're talking about a boy who is still 21 years old. After the third set I thought that Zverev had won, I had the impression that he was stronger at that moment but I was wrong. It is absurd, in some ways madness, that Alcaraz has already won three Grand Slam titles, at just 21 years old. I don't know him very well as we only trained with him once at Wimbledon. He was still a junior, I spoke to Ferrero and I remember him saying that he was good. At that time he was already very good but we didn't imagine that he already had this career.

Predictions? I'm cautious, no one would have imagined that the Big Three would exceed 20 Slams, there are many factors besides skill but I see a bright future for him. There aren't many tennis players who hit the ball so hard, I'm thinking of Alexander Zverev for example. What impresses me most is his passion and I think he lives for what he does. He has good manners and is genuine, then he is complete. 20/30 years ago the Spaniards only played from the baseline, but he is complete," he explained.

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Alcaraz - in the meanwhile - after triumphing at Roland Garros, talked about his private life on the official ATP website. The Spaniard focused on everyday life and the fundamental balance between sport and private life.

"I celebrated with my family, people who came directly from Murcia and my friends. We went to dinner together and I did everything I couldn't do during the tournament by eating what I couldn't eat during the competition. I usually pay a lot of attention, but now I let myself go a little and took my foot off the accelerator. After all the work, the sacrifices you make to win a trophy like that, you have to enjoy the success. It's something I'm learning. I'm 21 and I'm still trying to learn about myself: the things I need or don't need, how to do them or not do them. I understood that you have to find a balance between days of work and suffering and days of rest and freedom to do what you want and not feel like just a tennis player but a normal guy.

I'm someone who tends to cry more when he's frustrated than when he's happy. I don't cry a lot, but I did because of some injuries that forced me to miss tournaments that I really wanted to attend. Mentally it was distressing. I use my right arm for everything and knowing that maybe I wouldn't recover 100% made me suffer. In Madrid my arm bothered me again in the fourth match and I had to miss Rome. We went through several checks to get here in the best shape, but my mind kept asking questions. I wasn't sure how my arm would react in a Slam with best-of-five sets. It was tough, but I felt better shift after shift. It was not the time to be afraid and I trusted all the work done and forgot about the rest," he analyzed.

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