Carlos Alcaraz admits he is now in a totally new situation but underlines he has remained the same person. Alcaraz, 19, has made an astonishing start to his career as he is already a Grand Slam champion and the youngest No 1 in tennis history.

Alcaraz may be a tennis superstar now, but his humble demeanor and approach haven’t changed. “The situation has changed, but not my life. I still have the same family, the same friends, the same team. That’s why I’m still the same person and the same player who always wants to improve and train hard.

I try not to get too caught up in it [the hype] and not think about it too much. I see myself as a very down-to-earth person, that’s important to me. I just love playing tennis. I want to enjoy tennis and win tournaments,” Alcaraz told Aargauer Zeitung, per Tennis365.

Alcaraz: I can further improve

Alcaraz has proved that he already has a game good enough for him to win Grand Slams and be ranked at No 1. However, he believes he can definitely further improve his game. Alcaraz is looking at the example of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who showed that hard work leads to the Promised Land.

“All over. I can improve anywhere. Only if you work on yourself every day, you might one day belong to the greats. I think Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic showed that. It’s no different with me. I train every day to get better.

Mentally, physically, but also technically. I’m only 19 years old and I still have a lot of work ahead of me,” Alcaraz said. After winning the US Open, coach Juan Carlos Ferrero said Alcaraz unlocked just around 60% of his potential. It was a scary claim as Alcaraz is already a Grand Slam champion and the top-ranked player in the world.

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