Alcaraz: “I am not a God who always wins”

Knowing that he is one of the most acclaimed players and demanded by the fans, Carlos Alcaraz has wanted to minimise the euphoria and the great expectations that have been placed on a tennis player who is already the winner of a prestigious event such as the Miami Masters 1,000.

“I’m not a God who always wins, that’s what I thought in Monte Carlo”, assured the fifth seed of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, referring to his first round defeat in Montecarlo to another young star called also to the lead called to lead the world tennis of the future in the short term as is Sebastian Korda. “After losing, what I thought was that I should continue to do my best, keep working and try to improve all aspects of my game”, added Alcaraz at the press conference he offered after training under incessant sun and on court 3 full of fans who wish the best to Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil.

Precisely regarding the good reception that he has received in every corner of the RCTB, Alcaraz has assured that he feels “very protected. People love me and it is very important that people encourage you. Is very nice”. Surely the stands of the Rafa Nadal court will chant his name when he makes his debut in a competition that tomorrow will see the first matches of the main draw.

As for his possible rival in his second main draw appearance on the Barcelona clay, Alcaraz has made it clear that the level of the tournament is very high: “Everyone who is here is very good, everyone has options and you have to go match by match. Whoever he is will be a tough player, so I can only think about that first round.” Next Wednesday all fans will finally be able to see him in action. The countdown to one of the highlights of the tournament has begun.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – APRIL 17: Carlos Alcaraz of Spain ATP Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona on April 17, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images)