The victory at the Miami Open at just 18 years of age had exalted his deeds, but only a few days later Carlos Alcaraz was back with his feet on the ground at the Monte Carlo tournament.Spanish young talent crashed into his debut and lost to Sebastian Kalta, still showing a gap especially with surface changes.
Now it’s time for Carlos to play in Barcelona, in his Spain. Number 11 in the world speaks like this at a press conference: “Compared to the previous year, I arrived here as a more solid player, with certainty and a greater solution than in the past.
Changing surfaces is not easy and we saw it in Montecarlo. I had a difficult match and maybe it wasn’t bad to have a few more days to train on clay. I know that Barcelona will be an important tournament and that it will allow me to gain more experience.
Roll call? I know that Bautista and rafael Nadal will disappear, I don’t know if there are other important absences but the players on the circuit are all very good. ”
Carlos Alcaraz: “I’m not God”
The young tennis player then spoke of the alleged pressure of the media and toned down: “I don’t pay much attention to the media, I don’t follow everything and I don’t know how much people talk about me. Of course, if the media speaks well, it means that I’m fine and this is good. I don’t think of this and I don’t care, the reality is that I certainly don’t lose or win because of the media, rest assured.
The defeat of Monte Carlo? Korda is a great tennis player, I knew from the start it was going to be very tough. I’m not a god or anything like that, I can not always win. I’m aware that in any match I can suffer a defeat.
All tennis players have a chance to win and therefore I have to give my best every time to be able to bring home success. Losing in the first round is not a drama, but it helped me to fix other things and improve, I had more time to train.
It is not easy to manage a tight time between various tournaments, I recently been on the circuit and I also have to get used to a situation like this. You must know how to manage time well and calibrate the calendar well. ”