"I heard Medvedev say that he felt the pressure of being No. 1; I haven't felt it" - says Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz admitted that he's not feeling any more pressure since becoming number one which is in contrast to what Medvedev experienced.

Alcaraz won his first Grand Slam in New York earlier this month, making him the youngest World No. 1 in ATP history. The teenager contrasted his early experiences as the World No. 1 to those of Daniil Medvedev in a news conference following his victory over Kwon Soon-woo at the Davis Cup on Sunday:

"I haven't felt it. I heard Medvedev say that he felt the pressure of being No. 1, that he thought it was going to be easier. In my case, maybe it's because I've played the Davis Cup and I had the warmth of all the people behind me, I didn't play alone, so it seemed easier to me. We will see in an individual tournament, when I am alone on court, how I handle that pressure."

Speaking further on his season Alcaraz underlined that he has two big goals for the remainder of the season. One would be to win the Davis Cup with Spain while the other would be to win the ATP Finals:

"Now I still have a few tournaments until the end of the season, but it is clear that one of my great goals is to win the ATP Finals and also the Davis Cup. Finishing the year as No. 1 in the world would also be nice; once I've gotten this far, the intention is to work to stay up there for as long as possible."

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