Tennis: First disappointment after the US Open, Alcaraz explains
Posted on September 17, 2022 at 6:35 p.m. by The editorial staff
Having just won the US Open, Carlos Alcaraz was playing his first match as world number 1 against Félix Auger-Aliassime in the group stage of the Davis Cup. A bit tight physically, the Spanish prodigy lost to the Canadian (6-7 6-4, 6-2) and did not appreciate the remarks of his detractors.
Carlos Alcaraz entered the big leagues. At only 19 years old, the Spanish tennis player won his first tournament of the Grand Slam at theU.S. Open and became world number 1. A status difficult to assume which enjoyed for the first time Alcaraz when Davis Cup. He was opposed to Felix Auger-Aliassime and lost in three sets (6-7 , 6-4, 6-2). Some think that the new world number 1 should have skipped it and made way for fresher players. Alcaraz is not of this opinion.
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“If people are talking, I’m not going to pay much attention to them”
Present at a press conference after his defeat, Carlos Alcaraz set the record straight and in no way regrets its participation in the Davis Cup. ” I will play again, of course. It’s a Davis Cup game and I like representing Spain, I always give my best. Obviously it’s normal that I’m not 100% physically, but I played a great match against a top 10 like Felix. I think I left everything on the cost, I can’t blame myself. If people talk, or think I should have given up my place to another player, I’m not going to pay them much attention. I felt that I was able to win and give my best, that’s how I saw things in training. Despite the defeat, I am satisfiedhe said in comments reported by We Love Tennis .
“I did not arrive in very good physical condition”
The recent winner of theU.S. Open admit it, he was not at the top physically. “I did not arrive in very good physical condition. It was very hard, the court is very slow. I only had two days to adapt my game to this terrain. It was a really hard day» concedes Alcaraz. His evening opponent preferred to pay tribute to him.
“We must pay tribute to him for crossing the Atlantic and coming here to play”
On his side, Felix Auger-Aliassime defends his peer and salutes the courage of Carlos Alcaraz who did everything to defend the colors of Spain. “It’s a big victory for me and for the team. Because Carlos is the new number one, of course. But he put in a big effort so we have to give him credit for crossing the Atlantic and coming here to play… it’s all to his credithe pointed out.