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Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz isn’t lacking any confidence in himself ahead of the French Open as he has stated that he absolutely feels ready to become a Grand Slam champion. Alcaraz, 19, is having an outstanding season as he has won two Masters and two ATP 500 tournaments this year.

Carlos Alcaraz

Alcaraz has only one loss this clay season as he clinched victories in Madrid and Barcelona. Before turning 19, Alcaraz became a Masters champion and broke into the top-10. Now, he wants to add another chapter to his stunning 2022 season.

“I’m not afraid to say that I’m ready to win a Grand Slam,” Alcaraz told La Nacion.“Physically I feel very well. I am mentally strong. I am a strong player and in the end that is what it takes to win a Grand Slam.

Now the level is accompanying me. I feel good and quite confident. It’s a host of things that can throw me up and I’m not afraid to say I’m ready to do it”.

Alcaraz on chasing dreams

Alcaraz has already achieved some notable success but he is staying humble and remains committed to the hard work.

“I have to thank my family and my team, who are always telling me what I have to do, what is good for me and what is not so good,” Alcaraz said. Alcaraz is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 6 in the world and he will certainly try to reach the top spot before the season ends.

“I am also a guy who is quite clear about things. I am clear about my goal, I am clear about my dream, which is to be No. 1 in the world and no matter how many tournaments come, no matter how many things come right now, I still haven’t managed to be No. 1. It helps me to be with my feet on the soil to continue trying to fulfil my dreams,” Alcaraz added.