After lifting the 2022 NextGen ATP Finals champion trophy at the Allianz Cloud in Milan, celebrate with a sip of champagne with family and friends, of taking many photos, greeting many people and attending some Italian televisions, Carlos Alcaraz chatted with the rest of the accredited media, including AS. The 18-year-old from Murcia did not bite his tongue and acknowledged that he thinks big. “My dream is to be number one in the world, so I will work for that, beyond winning this tournament, that is my goal and I will continue to focus on him, “he said when asked if he wanted to be in the top-10 next year.
Earlier I had made a good reflection: “Great players like Jannik Sinner or Stefanos Tsitsipas have won this tournament, but it is useless if later you do not accompany them with the work and discipline that comes with being able to fulfill your dream”. The 18-year-old from Murcia also dared to talk about the possibility of being in the senior Masters soon. “Winning the NextGen Finals means a lot to have a lot of motivation for next year to keep training hard, keep improving. And the ATP Finals next year are a very cool goal, very difficult I would say almost impossible, but we will fight and work to achieve it. “
“I am a very simple boy, from the village, and I will always be like that”, said Charly, who also spoke about his upcoming participation with Spain in the Davis Cup: “I am very excited to be part of the team, then we will see if the captain will put me to play or not. There are very good players ahead of me, like Bautista and Carreño, but I’m already happy to be able to be there and live an unforgettable experience. ” And the superiority with which he has won the tournament in Milan does not go to his head: “It doesn’t mean anything either, because they can beat me in another tournament, because they will continue to improve, I have to do it too. Tennis can take many turns, ups and downs … They all play at a high level and I have to be very focused to be able to beat them. “