‘The dream I’m in search of’ – Carlos Alcaraz has attractions set on Wimbledon glory after French Open run

Carlos Alcaraz is aiming to win Wimbledon, with the 19-year-old announcing that “it’s the dream”.

Alcaraz has already had a memorable yr, turning into the youngest participant to win an ATP 500 identify and the youngest to win the Miami Masters.

At the Madrid Open, he controlled to overcome each Rafael Nadal within the quarter-finals and international No. 1 Novak Djokovic within the semi-finals, making him the youngest participant to win a fit towards an international No. 1 since Rafael Nadal towards Roger Federer within the 3rd spherical of the 2004 Miami Open.

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He beat Alexander Zverev within the ultimate, defeating the 3 best seeds in 3 consecutive suits, and profitable the identify in his house nation.

The hope is that the nice shape continues, with Alcaraz set to characteristic at Wimbledon this month.

When requested in regards to the chance of him profitable the identify, he stated: “Of course, I see it as possible. In the end, it’s the dream I’m looking for. It’s what I work for every day.

“Everyone remembers the 2008 final between Nadal and Federer, considered one of the best matches in history and it was spectacular.

“Rafa has won historic matches several times… at Wimbledon, and I say to myself: ‘I wish I could be there playing this type of match.’”

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Alcaraz might nonetheless best be a teen, however he’s noticed as an inspiration amongst many different younger execs within the sport, with British No. 4 Jack Draper mentioning him because the degree he desires to get to.

“Alcaraz is very special. I see him as a benchmark kind of player,” he stated.

“That is who I am judging myself against. His standards, his work rate and the way he plays. Watching someone like that you can learn a lot and I hope one day I will be competing for big titles against him.”

Draper additionally cited fellow British participant Emma Radacanu, and excellent buddy, as any individual who he’d additionally love to emulate.

“It was a big motivation to see Emma win [the US Open]. Inspired me for sure.”

“I think watching her do something special, made me think as someone in a tough place who was injured, I saw her do well and thought I could do that. Not to the same extent maybe as the women’s game is a bit younger, so you can do that a bit younger, but definitely shows you can go from a tough place to an incredible place quickly.”

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Watch day-to-day highlights from Wimbledon at 10pm on Eurosport 2 and discovery+ from June 27, in addition to the 2 singles finals continue to exist July 9 and 10.

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