Jack Draper challenges Carlos Alcaraz to reach his goal

The British tennis player will play against the Spaniard in a few hours at the Queen Club Championships

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Jack Draper challenges Carlos Alcaraz to reach his goal
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After the first title won in Stuttgart, Jack Draper will try to continue his magical moment at the Queen's Club Championships. A few days ago the British tennis player won the first title of his career in Germany, beating Matteo Berrettini in the final. Thanks also to that success, the 22-year-old became the first English tennis player in the ATP rankings. In few minutes, now, the Briton will challenge Carlitos Alcaraz, in what will be a very awaited match, in London.

"I always wanted to be a top player in the world, I knew that at some point the prize of being the best British player would come, so I'm grateful to all the players from my country who were here before me. Being Britain's No. 1 doesn't change anything, my goal remains to become the best player in the world. Furthermore, I am ready to do it, at the moment I recognize that it is a privilege to see myself in this position, so I hope to continue to be the British number 1 for many years to come," he explained.

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Andy Murray, who is one of his main supporters, expressed his opinion on Draper, who will face Carlitos (defending champions) in the round of 16 of the Queen's Club Championships.

"Every player is a different case in terms of motivations, but Jack has different goals, much bigger goals to aspire to than being British No. 1. In my opinion, I believe he can get to the top of the game, to the top of the world rankings. He loves this sport, he loves it and he works very hard." Sir Andy is uncompromising about the match against Alcaraz: "Grass is a brilliant surface for him, I think he will do very well on this surface over the years. His left-handed serve is very good, especially on grass, where he slides a little and that's dangerous," he told.

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