After playing an amazing match against Alexander Zverev during the Madrid Masters round-of-16, Carlos Alcaraz couldn't hide his happiness. Alcaraz once again proved that he is one of the best players in the world, demonstrating once again that he will certainly dominate the tennis scene for a very long time to come.
When it came to this match, Zverev was completely helpless. During the match, his opponent had a dominant presence, more quality, and at the end he deserved to celebrate. Alcaraz revealed that he had been nervous for the majority of the match, but he did not want his opponent to know about it.
Ultimately, he wants to create a mentality that is exclusive to the best players in the world. “For me it’s amazing to play the level that I played today. It’s been a question mark for me. I played well, I feel really good right now and this match gives me a lot of confidence.
At the beginning [I felt nerves], but you have to handle [them]. The best players in the world handle the nerves really [well] and I want to be like them. Trying not to show the opponent that I’m nervous at all. I just want to enjoy playing here in the Caja Magica in front of my home crowd.
It’s been amazing for me to play here, so I just enjoy every moment," Alcaraz said, as quoted by the ATP website.
Karen Khachanov vs Carlos Alcaraz
Karen Khachanov will be his next opponent, and we have no doubt that Alcaraz will show his quality this time as well.
“I will try to play this level. I will say this is my best level. I have to show that in the quarter-final, but obviously playing this match gives me a lot of confidence. Let’s see what happens," Alcaraz said.