Carlos Alcaraz isn't sure if he can reach Novak Djokovic's 24 Grand Slams: "Right now I'm going to enjoy my third one"

Monday, 10 June 2024 at 10:26
Carlos Alcaraz was asked if he can dream about winning a similar title haul to Novak Djokovic, but the Spaniard as expected isn't getting too ahead of himself so early into his career.
Alcaraz took down Alexander Zverev in a thrilling French Open final on Sunday and won his third Grand Slam title in the process. But it is still a long way to reach the 24 Grand Slam titles that Djokovic has won.
In addition, Djokovic is still playing and up to last year was still winning Grand Slam titles and adding to that list. A tally that many don't expect to ever get beaten. Alcaraz wants to simply enjoy his third though in this case and not get too ahead of himself. In sealing the title, he adds to his tally winning the US Open and also Wimbledon previously. He now heads onto the grass to defend Queen's and Wimbledon in the coming weeks.
“I don't know (smiling). I hope so. Well, I talked to Juan Carlos yesterday. Before facing this final, he told me, you're going to fight for your third Grand Slam title, with everything you have been through, and you know the difficult part of winning a Grand Slam, and Djoko has 24. So it is unbelievable," said Alcaraz.
"Right now I can't think about it. I just want to keep going, and let's see how many Grand Slams I'm gonna take at the end of my career. Hopefully reach the 24, but right now I'm going to enjoy my third one, and let's see in the future."
Carlos Alcaraz calls beating Alexander Zverev perhaps the produest moment of his career due to recent adversity.
Carlos Alcaraz calls beating Alexander Zverev perhaps the produest moment of his career due to recent adversity.
Whilst he was asked whether it is the proudest moment of his career. His first Grand Slam and reaching World No.1 he admitted always stands up there. As well as Wimbledon and the manner he won. But he did admit that perhaps it is the best given the adversity that he faced in actually claiming the title in Paris.
He sealed the title after nearly not playing at all at the French Open. He had a forearm injury that he is still wearing a sleeve for even now and prompted him to miss a myriad of tournaments en route to the French Open.
“That's a difficult question. I mean, obviously winning the US Open, when I reached for the first time the No. 1, something that I dream since I started playing tennis, getting my first Grand Slam. So it was pretty special.
"But honestly, the way that I won Wimbledon, beating Novak Djokovic in five sets, has been a great achievement for me. Right now lifting the Roland Garros trophy, knowing everything that I have been through the last month with the injuries and all that stuff, I don't know.
"Probably this one. Probably this one is the moment that I'm really proud about myself, because everything that I have done the last month just to be ready for this tournament with my team, a lot of talks with them. You know, if I have to practice, if I can't practice or discuss with them, it has been really difficult for me, honestly. So I'm going to say this one is the most that I am proud about myself.”

Alcaraz says winning Roland Garros is the proudest moment of his career “You've already done a lot in tennis, records, youngest No. 1, now youngest with three different Grand Slam titles and other stuff too. I'm just wondering, with everything you have done so far, what are you…


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