Carlos Alcaraz reflected on his victory at the 2023 Mutua Madrid Open to the media and added to his second straight Madrid Masters 1000 title against Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff.
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ATP Madrid results
Carlitos Alcaraz He will not stop making history in the world of tennis. The Spanish tennis player showed again that he is healthy and by far the strongest player in the world. He won a hard-fought German Jan-Lennard Struff in the final Mutua Madrid Open 2023Murcia reaffirmed its championship crown Madridadded his 10th ATP title as a professional and also became the new leader of the Race to Turin.
In the press room, the world number two appreciated what all these achievements mean to him, confirmed his participation in the tournament Roma which starts this week and reached his level in the important moments where he most often ends up making an impact.
Ten ATP titles and tournament leader
«Those are very nice achievements for me. I am on the verge of regaining the world number one position. They are very big things. I am very proud of my work and everything I have achieved. I am an ambitious boy and we are going to Rome..
The emotional meaning of Madrid
«That’s all. I have spent my last three birthdays here, but also I’ve been using them to watch the tournament since I was little. There came a time when he didn’t celebrate his birthday like any other boy, but came here to enjoy tennis and dream that one day he could be here to play. Madrid is a very special place for me, where I enjoy every moment and where I remember a six- or seven-year-old boy who came here to watch good tennis.”.
The final closer than in 2022
«I have enjoyed more than I have suffered, but there have been moments when things have become very complicated. It’s been tough, but I’ve been enjoying and smiling most of the time with my team. Playing in front of my people, all of Spain in general, is always special.».
Coaching, another ally
«It is important that Juan Carlos (Ferrero) gives me instructions. In such a game with many problems, off-road looks much better. They give me the tools to overcome the problems that come my way and try to be positive. It’s easier to come back or be positive again.».
Undefeated in Masters 1,000 finals
«I am a player who grows in important moments. It’s characteristic of me. Together with my team, we tell each other that I am a finalist. I’ve played 13 and only lost three. Because in important moments I give the best level«.
Injuries, a trap on the way
«You must try to take care of yourself as much as possible. Spiritual theme, boredom with winning or traveling, It doesn’t worry me because I know it won’t happen. What worries me or may worry me in the future is injuries, taking care of yourself physically. That’s what my team and I try to take care of every day. We are 100% focused on that and any potential harm that may arise.».
The ability to win by playing poorly
«Yes, I’m one of those players who, when playing poorly, can move games forward. I’ve talked about it a lot with my team. At the end, 80% of games throughout the year are not played at the level you want. You won’t feel as good, but those are the days that count double. Knows how to overcome difficulties. I play at a high level even on days when I don’t feel comfortable.».
Advice for beginners
«Have. The first time in everything you have to enjoy it. You have to enjoy the process, have passion. When I was little, there were many days when I didn’t feel like anything, but at the end of the day, those are the days when I don’t feel like it. but the ones where you manage to get maximum intensity are the ones that are really worth it. You have to put attitude and passion into what you do every day”.