US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz plots lengthy reign as world No. 1 | Tennis News – Times of India

Having develop into the youngest participant to high the boys’s world rankings, 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz is already plotting to verify his stint as world primary is an extended one.
The Spaniard climbed to the highest of the ATP rankings this month when he claimed his maiden Grand Slam title on the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows.
“One in all my targets is to complete (the 12 months) as primary,” Alcaraz was quoted as saying by the ATP web site.
“Now that I’ve obtained there, my aim is to remain as many days, weeks and months as doable. We will work for that.”
Alcaraz and fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who received the Australian and French Open titles in 2022, are the one gamers to have sealed their spots for the ATP Finals in Turin.

The season-ending event on the boys’s tour is performed between the highest eight singles gamers and doubles staff and Alcaraz has his eyes set on it.
“I’ve a number of tournaments earlier than the ATP Finals and we will give it our all,” stated Alcaraz. “I’ve a number of vital tournaments and one aim is to try to win the ATP Finals.
“It’s important to do what you will have been doing, really feel snug with what you do, get pleasure from your self, be completely satisfied on court docket, play tennis – and that’s what I will do. That is the key for me. To try to neglect the whole lot else and revel in taking part in tennis.”

Novak Djokovic, a 21-time Grand Slam winner, lavished reward on Alcaraz, calling the Spaniard a “welcome boost” to tennis.
“I congratulate Alcaraz for profitable the U.S. Open,” Djokovic, who missed the U.S. Open as he has not been vaccinated towards COVID-19, stated on the sidelines of the Laver Cup in London.
“He did it in an unbelievable trend … He is 19 years outdated and already No. 1 on the planet. I imply, it is fairly superb what he has achieved thus far.
“He is a fantastic addition to our sport, a fantastic star in making. Effectively, he is already realised the Grand Slam champion, so we won’t talk about him as future, as a result of he is already a gift.”

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