Carlos Alcaraz He has just completed his first week at the top of the world ranking. The 19-year-old Spanish tennis player also managed to give the final point that allowed Spain to advance to the Davis Cup quarterfinals, with his victory against Kwon on Sunday in Valencia. The Murcian has had a spectacular season, but he has set himself important goals for the final stretch: he aspires to conquer the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup and wants to remain number one at the end of the year.
Carlos Alcaraz demonstrated his commitment to the Spanish team of Davis cup. After winning his first Grand Slam in New York and reaching number one in the world ranking, the pupil of John Charles Ferrero did not hesitate to answer the call Sergi Bruguera, captain of Spain in the Davis Cup, to fight with the Armada in Valencia. He was one more supporting the team against Serbia from the bench, he fought against Canada and took the victory in his individual match against Korea, achieving the point that put Spain in the Davis Cup finals.
“I am very happy to have won the decisive point for Spain to be in the Davis Cup Finals in Malaga, For me it is always a great pride to represent my country. This tournament is different from any other, you defend your country, you don’t play just for yourself, but for all the people of Spain,” he said. Carlos Alcaraz at a press conference, before taking a few well-deserved days off.
Although it will not be much relaxation for Alcaraz, with several tournaments on his agenda for this final stretch of the season. The man from Murcia has set himself big goals for the coming months, including fighting to win the Davis Cup in Malaga. He was already champion in the Junior edition, and now he wants to enter the history of the competition, leaving at home what would be the seventh Salad Bowl for Spain. But Davis is not his only challenge, Alcaraz also wants to do well in Turin, where the ATP Finals will be played, and finish the course at the top of the ranking.
“Now I still have a few tournaments until the end of the season, but it is evident that some of My big goals are to win the ATP Finals and also the Davis Cup. End the year as World No. 1 it would also be nice; once I’ve come this far, the intention is to work to stay up there for as long as possible”, confessed Alcaraz.