US Open: “Unimaginable to go away a hint in historical past”, says Carlos Alcaraz –

US Open: “Unimaginable to go away a hint in historical past”, says Carlos Alcaraz –

“It is unbelievable to go away a hint in historical past,” mentioned Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who at 19 grew to become the youngest world No. 1 within the historical past of tennis by profitable the US Open.

“It is loopy. I by no means imagined I’d obtain this at 19. All of it occurred so quick. It is unbelievable. I have been dreaming about it since I used to be a child, since I began enjoying tennis. So lifting this trophy is magnificent. It is unbelievable to go away a hint in historical past, my title… However what the Large 3 achieved (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic) sustaining this degree for 20 years is much more troublesome. I do not need to examine myself to them, I like them.”

“I’ve plenty of room for enchancment mentally, tennis, bodily, all the pieces. My first Grand Slam title and the No. 1 spot got here in a short time, however I have to not stagnate, keep in my consolation zone, I’ve to progress. I performed nice tennis, however I additionally displayed an excellent psychological degree, coronary heart, and massive c……..”

Ruud’s tribute

“After all I am upset that it did not go the best way I needed, however I am pleased that we performed in opposition to one another, for the title and the place of world no 1”, mentioned Casper Ruud. “It is deserved, given our good outcomes all year long. I am very proud to be No. 2. In a approach, it is a good factor: I can nonetheless chase after 1st place. However this can actually be troublesome (smile). It is extremely spectacular what Carlos has already achieved and typically onerous to consider that he’s solely an adolescent”.

“However he’s. He is 19, 4 years youthful than me. He is a kind of uncommon abilities that pops up each occasionally within the sport. He is raised his degree of play when wanted. Particularly within the third set, (when the sport) was near delivering my favor. I had just a few set factors (2) and could not convert them. It was the set which will have determined of the match. All of the credit score goes to him. On the similar time, I’m happy with myself. I gave it my all on the courtroom. I performed phenomenal tennis throughout these two weeks. I hope to have one other likelihood to win a Main sooner or later.”


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