Alcaraz admits he’s ‘anxious’ about Rafa Nadal forward of Paris 2024

Carlos Alcaraz collected his Nationwide Sports activities Award and has taken the chance to depart the door open to his dream: to play doubles with Rafa Nadal on the Olympic Video games in Paris.

He has not hidden the truth that he’s anxious concerning the state of well being of the Spaniard, who shouldn’t be in Monte Carlo: “In the meanwhile I do not know something about his state, about how he’s. Clearly, as a Spaniard and a tennis fan, it worries me”, he mentioned when requested.

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“Let’s examine how we get each he and I, ultimately there are nonetheless 4 months. Something can occur, however hopefully it might probably occur”.

The clay courtroom season begins

Alcaraz arrives on the clay courtroom season “with lots of enthusiasm and pleasure” after successful in Indian Wells and the position he performed in Miami the place we felt nice “each on a tennis and emotional stage”.

That’s the reason he faces his subsequent problem, Monte Carlo, with positivity. He’ll then go on to the Godo in Barcelona, the Mutua Madrid Open, Rome and Roland Garros, the place he has excessive hopes.

“Roland Garros is a really particular match for the Spaniards due to what Rafa has achieved and for me it might be unimaginable to win it, even when it is solely as soon as….. We’ll strive,” he mentioned about his subsequent look on the Paris clay.

And he did not cease there: “I have been rising. Two years in the past, quarters; final yr, semis; now we have now this, the ultimate or champion. We’ll strive”.

Historic figures and the beginning of an Alcaraz-Sinner rivalry

Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, three tennis gamers who’ve been and stay legends within the sport as they have been the primary to succeed in or surpass 20 Grand Slams of their careers.

“Everyone knows concerning the rivalry that Roger, Novak and Rafa have had, because of the truth that they’ve received tournaments, while others have improved”, he mentioned about this rivalry.

“I’ve at all times mentioned that my purpose is to attempt to attain them, attempt to attain these numbers as a result of you need to dream large.”

The easiest way to attain it’s the rivalry that’s beginning to emerge with Jannik Sinner: “I hope I can have that good rivalry with Jannik, that I enhance relying on him, and likewise that he pushes me to offer one hundred pc.

“Hopefully within the subsequent ten years I can have that rivalry with him.”

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