Carlos Alcaraz wants to be ‘considered one of the best in history’
Carlos Alcaraz has revealed his ‘ambitious’ long-term goal to be considered amongst the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
The Spaniard admitted that it still hasn’t sunk in, “The truth is that I don’t believe it, and I’m still telling my family: I’m Wimbledon champion!
“And those are big words. It was a dream and it is crazy to have been able to make it come true. I always dreamed of winning this tournament because it is different and makes you feel different. You see the green, how perfect the grass is and how beautiful the club is, and it wins you over quickly.”
Alcaraz has broken many records already at the age of just 20, and revealed other ‘dreams’ that he wants to achieve, “We are gradually making our dreams come true: to be number one, to be a Grand Slam champion, to win Wimbledon… and I want to win Roland Garros and Australia as well, but the very long-term goal is to be considered one of the best in history, as great legends like Djokovic, Rafa [Nadal], and Federer have achieved.”
He continued, “I have always said it, it may be that this goal is too big, too ambitious or that they think I am arrogant, but in the end in this life you have to think and dream big, and you have to go for it. All this is not too big for me because I know and I am very clear about what I want to achieve in the future, so I must continue on this path.
“We have to look at reality and be honest. I do know how good a player I am, and I don’t think that’s arrogance, but simply self-confidence. I know how difficult it is for opponents to beat me and to play at a very high level for so long against me in order to beat me, and I think that is a virtue I have. It’s about self-confidence and, yes, I know I’m a good player… [laughs].”
Despite his mammoth effort in the five set Wimbledon final, Alcaraz is scheduled to return to the match court later today.
The No.1 is set to represent Spain at the Hopman Cup, beginning with a singles match against David Goffin.
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Carlos Alcaraz Career Achievements at 20
Following winning his maiden title at SW19, we at Tennishead wanted to marvel at Alcaraz’s long list of achievements in his young career:
Career-high ranking: No.1 (29 weeks*)
ATP Titles: 12 (2021 – Umag, 2022 – Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid, US Open, 2023 – Buenos Aires, Indian Wells, Barcelona, Madrid, Queen’s & Wimbledon)
Grand Slam titles: 2 (US Open 2022 & Wimbledon 2023)
Masters 1000 titles: 4 (2022 – Miami & Madrid, 2023 – Indian Wells & Madrid)
*Current ATP No.1
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