Carlos Alcaraz is currently ineligible to play at the 2024 Olympic Games but he will pull out all the stops to achieve his Olympic Games dream and says it is one of his main objectives for the new season.
Alcaraz at the moment does not meet the criteria to play the tournament which will be held at Roland Garros next year. Under rules set out by the ITF, players must play at least twice in the Davis Cup Olympic cycle.
Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal's Olympic Games dream likely to be realised after ITF wildcard
Alcaraz did not play this year and even if he played next year, he wouldn't meet the criteria. But after being issued a wildcard, Alcaraz can write a letter of appeal to the ITF which is expected to result in both himself and Rafael Nadal playing the tournament.
A likely send-off for Nadal on his favourite court, he is unlikely to be denied that and Alcaraz already has his sights set on it.
“It is going to be a demanding year, it is a little more special having the Olympics,” said Alcaraz as per El Universal.
“I really want to play. Trying to bring a medal to my country is what I would like the most and we are going to work to achieve it.”
Alcaraz is also looking forward to continued battles with Novak Djokovic in 2024 as he looks to stop him and his own words make his own history. He will next play him on December 27 in an exhibition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
“We are here to prevent him and with many other players who are capable of beating him, 2024 is going to be very intense."
"(I dream) of being one of the best in history, in the end, it is a big dream because in this life you have to dream big,” he added.