Alcaraz, thirsty for revenge today in Indian Wells: “I really want it”


Carlos Alcaraz He admitted that “no matter how hard he tried, there were times when he didn’t know what was going on or why he failed. I had opportunities but I didn’t know how to read them, that’s what messed me up, it took me away.

These are his statements from last May, after being the victim of one of the big surprises of the clay court session. He lost in the third round of the Masters 1000 ATP by 6-3 and 7-6 (4) against a debutant on the main professional circuit, from the previous stage, who was then ranked 135th in the world. The Spanish occupied number 1.

“I really need a few days to reset my mind a little and to be fresh for Roland Garros,” said Alcaraz who later made the semifinals in Paris, those where he collapsed physically and mentally against Novak Djokovic. His executioner at the Foro Italico, the Hungarian Fabian Marozsannever regained prominence, although he maintained his progress on the ATP Tour.

“I was very surprised. I mean, his level is very high. I’m sure it will break the top 100 soon. Of course, he deserves the success. If he plays at that level, more than one person will be surprised he,” Alcaraz pointed out. The Magyar is already 24 years old, as 58 ATP. The quarterfinals in Rome were joined by the same round in Shanghai.

Masters 1000 suits him, because in Indian Wells he changed this season. He came in with a negative partial of 4-7 in games won and lost, he balanced those numbers by defeating the Austrian. Yuri Rodionov (6-3, 6-2), the Chilean Nicholas Jarry (3-6, 7-5, 6-4) and the Brazilian Thiago Sebytoh Wild (6-2 and 6-2).

He took advantage of the favorable draw to become an ATP 1000 event, reaching the round of 16. History looks different now, as they no longer have the surprise factor against a Carlos Alcaraz eager to meet him again and settle affairs in Rome.

“After that loss, I felt very bad. I wanted to have revenge now, so I really want to play against him again,” acknowledged Alcaraz, who will face Marozsan cautiously. “He’s been playing good tennis, he’s been beating good players in recent months,” said the Murcian, who admitted to going through complications in recent months, which have caused his confidence level to drop.

Also after the tournament in Buenos Aires, in February. “I didn’t play well. I had to work every day trying to keep that confidence as high as possible. And I think that’s the fight against Auger-Aliassime (6-2 and 6-3) helped a lot because I played almost perfectly,” said the Spaniard, who has verified that the ankle injury is not preventing him from competing.

“I didn’t completely forget about it, because I was doing a specific treatment every day, but as soon as I stepped on the court I forgot about the ankle,” he explained.

Alcaraz defended the title, in a part of the draw that was still just as difficult Andrey Rublev failed. If you defeat Marozsan, you will meet a survivor of Zverev-De Minaur. The semi-finalist will leave the match Jiri Lehecka-Stefanos Tsitsipas and Ben Shelton-Jannik Sinner.

Source: La Verdad


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:



More like this