Carlos Alcaraz - Wimbledon 2022

Carlos Alcaraz reveals which major he would be ‘especially excited’ to win

Carlos Alcaraz has revealed which Grand Slam title he would be ‘especially excited’ to win, and surprisingly it is not Roland Garros.

Alcaraz won his first major title at the US Open last year when he beat Casper Ruud in the final, and while he said that he would ‘love’ to win Roland Garros, that begins next month, had his eyes set elsewhere.

“Roland Garros has always been the Grand Slam for the Spanish and I would love to win it, but I would be especially excited to win Wimbledon,” revealed the 19-year-old.

Alcaraz has only ever played a professional grass tournament at Wimbledon, with the Spaniard missing the lead-up to The Championships last year due to an elbow injury.

However, the No.2 has been announced to be making his debut at the Queen’s Club Championships in June of this year and has been speaking about how he believes that his game is very adaptable to the natural surface.

“My style of play can go quite well on grass because I am aggressive, I go to the net, I hit hard, and that’s what you have to do on grass,” explained Alcaraz.

He added, “I was once told that grass is like a boxing match, that you have to try to hit first so they don’t hit you, and that’s a good comparison.”

Carlos Alcaraz at Wimbledon

Alcaraz reached the quarter-final of junior Wimbledon in 2019, before playing his first senior grass tournament in 2021.

Here is how the Spanish sensation has fared in his two Wimbledon appearances so far:

Carlos Alcaraz win-loss record at Wimbledon: 4-2 (67%)

2021 – Lost in the second round to Daniil Medvedev (2), 4-6 1-6 2-6

2022 – Lost in the fourth round to Jannik Sinner (10), 1-6 4-6 7-6(8) 3-6

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