The Mercian tennis player has fallen in the last two finals he has played, losing which he strikes a positive balance.
“I don’t think I and the other young guys can replicate what the Big-3 did,” said the person from El Palmar.
Carlos Alcaraz faces the Montreal Masters 1000 after reaching two finals in the last two tournaments played: Hamburg and Umag. Mercian delivered both first against Lorenzo Musetti and then against Jannik Sinar, but he has learned positive lessons from the experience.
“At first I took it badly, I admit it,” explained Mercian in an interview with ‘Ubitensis’. ,Perhaps I experienced it more dramatically than I should have., Then, over time, and repeating the same experience a week later, I realized that sometimes it can be good to give up, because it teaches you how to react. You learn to manage your emotions better, he remarked.
Alcaraz also talked about his black figures against Italian tennis players this year. Of the seven games he has won this year, four have been against Transalpine players: Berrettini in Australia, Papi at Wimbledon and Umag and Musetti in Hamburg, “All very strong players with completely different characteristics.” He gave me a hard time, although in some cases I missed the win because of some small details, he admitted.
Among them, Alcaraz explained that the one that surprised him the most was the sinner, “because of his way of being on the pitch and the level of aggression that he manages to convey in each exchange.”
For the rest of the course, Carlitos is clear about what he wants to achieve: “In New York I want to do what I couldn’t do at other Grand Slams, that is, go past the quarterfinals”.
Still, he prefers not to set big goals. “I have no priority over whom to win first…!I don’t think you should be picky about the Grand Slam title!”, he explained and was humble about his generation’s choices to relieve the Big-3. “It’s not a lack of confidence in my abilities or my teammates, but I don’t think I and the other youth can repeat what they did, something they don’t think of at the moment.