‘More grand slams’: Carlos Alcaraz already has sights set on 2023 glory after US Open triumph
Carlos Alcaraz: “Obviously I’m gonna try to keep my level, but I know I’m going to hit a few more grand slams and make a run at 2023”
The 26-year-old Spanish ace is already looking back to make his first grand slam final in 2023 in his home tournament, the Australian Open.
The world No 1 was ranked as high as world No 8 during the week and was at the top of the world rankings at the end of June.
World number five Alcaraz, who was playing in his home tournament in Melbourne on Tuesday, has made the last eight of the Australian Open seven times, the last time being in 2017. He also made the last four grand slam finals and in all won seven titles, most recently at the Italian Open in October 2017.
“I’m happy,” he said. “I always try to stay positive, stay in a good mood. I try to do that no matter what happened. I knew that I got to do a good second set, and then after that I was just waiting for the match point to go my way. When it did, I was just waiting on the balls to go in. That’s how it went.
“I didn’t let my emotions control my game, I think,” he added. “You’ve got to be calm and try to stay under the radar, so I knew that if I was on a good run I would try to stay under the radar. I knew I would try to have an impact on the result, and that’s why I did what I did. I’m not looking back, I’m enjoying it.”
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