number one in the world Carlos Alcaraz advances smoothly in the Paris-Bercy tournament. Since he reached the top of the world ranking, the Spaniard has had a few more problems than expected and some have attributed it to the pressure that this ranking can bring.
After a difficult start Alcaraz is gradually getting into the tournament and has reached the quarterfinals where today he faces a very difficult challenge. Alcaraz faced Danish tennis player Holger Run in the quarterfinals.
The tennis player spoke at a press conference in Paris-Bercy after the victory against the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. These are his words: «I have to say that I played much better than in my first match here. Little by little I am getting used to these conditions and reaching the quarter-finals means a lot to me.
I took advantage of Dimitrov not starting at his level and played like that for most of the match. Then when he suddenly got better he had a few chances but luckily I stayed calm and focused and with my best tennis I was able to stop him.
I analyzed things calmly in the difficult moment and was able to move forward without problems.»
The latest from Carlos Alcaraz
The young talent from Murcia continued: “What does it mean to be number 1? It is a very good feeling to be at the top, to feel that you are the best tennis player in the world.
However, I clarify that in the end it is just a number. I can lose to anyone and being at the top of the rankings doesn’t make you win every match or tournament. For me the most important thing is to accept that if I don’t play my best I can lose against anyone, this helps me to work hard every time.
For me it is a fantastic year, I would like to finish in first place. Then I will do what I would have done in any case, that is, a good vacation and then the preseason for Australia». The tennis player concluded by speaking about the presence of his parents here in Bercy: «It is a great pleasure for me that my parents They support from the stands, it’s usually hard to take them around the world during tournaments, but lifting the number one trophy in front of them was fantastic.»