‘More grand slams’: Carlos Alcaraz already has sights set on 2023 glory after US Open triumph
Carlos Alcaraz is already looking to repeat the US Open triumph he enjoyed as a junior – and he’ll do it while fighting from a much bigger distance.
The 20-year-old became the first man since Jack Nicklaus in 1976 to win the U.S. Open at the age of 20. He can also add a second major title to his CV after reaching the Wimbledon final earlier this month.
Alcaraz will take the Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon and the year-end hard-court championship in New York.
He’s one of the top 20-year-olds in the world and he can expect to play a big role the following season.
The youngster will turn 22 in July and is already on the right path to greatness.
“I am really excited to take part in the Grand Slams this year,” said Alcaraz.
“I am really looking to do big things in the coming years, hopefully winning another Grand Slam title and I’m looking forward to playing in front of great crowds and of course, having a great time.”
Alcaraz beat fellow American John Isner in the third round at Wimbledon to become the oldest man to win a Grand Slam but he can add another title to his collection in New York on 12 New York’s Grand Slam schedule.
“I really enjoy coming to New York,” said Alcaraz.
“It’s going to be an amazing atmosphere, with a couple of the top players to compete with.”
Alcaraz is also preparing for his third straight season at a Grand Slam tournament.
“I am working really hard to prepare for the season and hope to be playing well in New York,” he added.
The 20-year-old is one of the most promising young players in the tour and he should continue to improve on his form.
“I think my main goal is to make sure that when I am on court at Grand Slams, I am performing as well as I can and hopefully I am going to make a run at it and make it through,” said Alcaraz.
Alcaraz isn’t the only person on the rise. Tennis is becoming hugely popular as a spectator sport and the growth is evident across all age groups.