Carlos Alcaraz Puts Novak Djokovic’s Records Under Threat With His ‘Ambitious’ Admission – ‘I Am Not Afraid’

Published 01/20/2024, 11:14 AM EST

Follow Us

via Imago

Spanish tennis prodigy Carlos Alcaraz revealed a surprising wish about his future endeavors. Alcaraz, who is known to be a huge Rafael Nadal fan, candidly spilled the beans about his ambitions about Nadal’s biggest rival, Novak Djokovic. Interestingly, Djokovic had previously mentioned Alcaraz as one of the potential candidates for tennis’s future elites. Now Alcaraz fuelled fans’ excitement by adding his ambitions to the context.

America’s Favorite Video Today

This year’s Australian Open tournament is the hot spot for the Spanish tennis prodigy to make new career records. He recently broke Bjorn Borg‘s record by making a direct entry to the tournament’s third round. While his fans are super excited, Alcaraz spilled that he has some bigger plans in his mind.

Carlos Alcaraz wished to break Novak Djokovic’s records in tennis

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

After bagging a marvelous victory against Shang Jucheng in the Australian Open’s third round, Alcaraz said in a press conference- “The records I really want to beat are Djokovic’s. The ones I propose for my career. Taking records away from legends like Borg is great, but if you give it too much importance, it can work against you. Everyone has to look out for themselves.”

Not just that but Alcaraz further mentioned how he is not afraid to speak about his dreams. He also added- “I am not afraid to openly say what my dreams, my objectives are. Whatever you do, whatever you say, there will be people who like it more and people who like it less. Another thing I have learned is that you can’t please everyone.”

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest Tennis stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

Carlos Alacarz seemed confident and ambitious about his future in tennis. He concluded by saying- “I am ambitious and I am not afraid to say what I want to achieve. You have to dream big.” This also means that Alcaraz will not be satisfied with his current record, but he will look to break the records of the current world number 1.

Read more: Carlos Alcaraz to Join His Idol Rafael Nadal in an Elite List if He Wins the Miami Open Final

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

How did Carlos Alacaraz break Bjorn Borg’s record in tennis?

Carlos Alcaraz defeated Sheng Jucheng to directly enter in Australian Open 2024’s fourth round. With this amazing victory, Alcaraz becomes the youngest tennis star at the age of twenty to crack entry to this tournament’s round of sixteen. It was the eleven-time Grand Slam winner, Bjorn Borg who did it in the 1970s.

Carlos Alcaraz said, “I’m feeling better every match, I put myself at 7-8, Physically I’m feeling pretty good and I also give myself that grade in this aspect. I’m playing the ball well, that’s why I preferred to do some physical training at the end of the match and not go to practice. In the Grand Slams it is always good to be on the court the less time the better to recover and for the following matches.” 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Carlos Alcaraz’s statement revealed his Nadal-like indomitable spirit. If he persists in such a good performance, he will soon take away home another Grand Slam title this season.

Watch this story: 5 Rafael Nadal Shots That Made Commentators Go Wild at Australian Open 2022

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Upasana Banerjee

950Articles

One take at a time

I began my journey as a tennis writer at EssentiallySports after 6.5 years in content creation, including both sports and non-sports topics, gaining wide-ranging expertise. To date, I have contributed more than 600 articles, in both tennis and esports.
Show More>

Edited by:

Shudh Mukherjee

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today