‘More Difficult for Me to Expose Myself’ – Carlos Alcaraz on the Repercussions of His Success Post Madrid Open 2022 Win

Published 05/13/2022, 9:23 AM EDT

In terms of current form on the ATP tour, 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz is by far the best player on the planet right now. Recently, he won the Madrid Open, his fourth title of the season.

Moreover, he won the title after beating Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in back-to-back matches. In the final, he beat world no.3 Alexander Zverev to claim his first Madrid crown. Meanwhile, with his recent success, the Spaniard has really become popular among the fans. In a recent interview with La Nacion, he opened up about how he is handling the popularity.  

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Carlos Alcaraz talks about becoming popular amongst the fans 

In that interview, he talked on various aspects – right from his coach to the hopes of winning a Grand Slam title win. 

Speaking about handling popularity, he said, “I’m handling the popularity thing quite well. Little by little it will be more difficult for me to expose myself, but things have to be clear and I am clear that when I want to expose myself I will do it without any problem.” (Google Translate)

Then, he narrated an incident that took place in Madrid.

“The other day when I was returning from Madrid we stopped to eat at a secluded place where there weren’t many people but they all knew me. That’s when you realize how well known you are becoming.”

Without a doubt, Alcaraz has become really popular because of his amazing playing style, pretty similar to Nadal. In 2021, he played his first Grand Slam tournament at the US Open. In the third round, he shocked the world by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas. Since then, he has come a long way. Now, he’s on the verge of winning at least one Grand Slam title this year. 

Alcaraz’s injury concern ahead of the French Open 

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Earlier, he had an interview with Marca, where he talked about his major goal this year, which is to win a Grand Slam title. Furthermore, he seemed confident that it would happen at Roland Garros. However, he had to withdraw from Rome after suffering an ankle injury in Madrid. 

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 21, 2022 Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz reacts during his third round match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Morgan Sette

According to experts, it was nothing more than a precautionary move from Alcaraz’s team as he needed rest after winning back-to-back titles in Barcelona and Madrid.

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Can Alcaraz get back to full fitness before the French Open? Let us know in the comments. 

Watch This Story: Carlos Alcaraz, the new sensational kid on the block 

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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