Roland Garros

Friday, 27 May 2022

Paris, France

Carlos Alcaraz

Press Conference


6-4, 6-4, 6-2

Q. From your point of view what is the most important thing that you make different from other players?

CARLOS ALCARAZ: I would say that I'm aggressive all the time. It doesn't matter that if I am losing, winning, tough moment, tough match, I keep my style the whole match. I would say that that's the difference, I don't know.

Q. This week in the eyes of many people you could be the guy that dethrones Novak Djokovic and beats Rafa on clay. Are you ready for this challenge? You did it previously, are you ready for that challenge?


Q. Of taking on Novak and Rafa in Paris. Are you ready for that?

CARLOS ALCARAZ: Well, I just, if I am winning, I just play against one of them. I think I'm ready. It's different to play against them. I mean in the Masters 1000 or another tournament it's best-of-three than in Grand Slam, but I would say I'm ready.

Q. There's a TV, there is a book and a film called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where Charlie gets a golden ticket and all his dreams come true. What would be the golden ticket for you? What is your big dream and what would you like to achieve?

CARLOS ALCARAZ: Well, if I win this tournament I would say I would take the golden ticket or as if, being No. 1 in the world I would say is my golden ticket.

Q. Would you mind speaking about how Juan Carlos has helped develop you, what is the most significant thing he has given you as coach?

CARLOS ALCARAZ: Well, I grew up with him, he made me the player that I am right now. So I would say the intensity that I have to keep during the two, three hours to be able to play in the Grand Slams or these matches against the best players in the world, keep focusing in every tournament, in every practice that I have in a tournament period or a training period that I would say I stay focused during the whole practice or the whole match.

Q. How do you know Khachanov?

CARLOS ALCARAZ: Well, I just practice with him just once, but I watch other matches from him, so I know that it's going to be a tough match. But at the same time as well he's a tough opponent and I like those matches.

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