The Spaniard, who left Bercy crying months ago, lauded Roland Garros. “It was awesome”
- chronicle Carlos Alcaraz says goodbye to a refined quarterfinal against Zverev
- previous Carlos Alcaraz’s hell in front of the Parisian public: he breaks down crying and loses against Frenchman Gaston
Carlos Alcarazu, in Paris, hiding her face behind a towel, crying under the guise of the public. Carlos Alcaraz, in Paris, is kissing and throwing more kisses to a crowd that appreciates him than those who love him. Only seven months between the two scenes. There are just over 10 kilometers between the two views, which separate Bercy from Roland Garros. If the last trip to the Spanish capital was a nightmare, the Masters 1000 in which he broke against the local Hugo GastonThis time he leaves the city as a hero, a reference, an idol.
in spite of losing Alexander Zverev, Fans present in Philippe-Chatier declared eternal love for Alcaraz, who is likely to return to the venue on several occasions. His belligerence in the third set, when all seemed lost, and most of all, the courage shown in the fourth set, made the French public turn to the Spanish over the Germans. It remains to be seen what would have happened if there had been a Frenchman on the court, as happened at Paris-Bercy, but…
«The public has been fantastic, I feel so loved, I couldn’t ask for more. He pushed me to the last ball and I should thank him for that”, Alcaraz commented on the support he received from the stands, which was very different from the one used seven months ago, when he also had to make a statement on the social network “It’s never easy to play against it with the masses, I knew the atmosphere there would be difficult to deal with, but I never thought it could be so overwhelming,” he then announced at Roland Garros. Preview He assured that it was difficult for him to forget what happened. Now, it seems, it has already been forgotten.
«Since the first game I got a lot of affection from the people here, these days I feel at home. I cannot be sad with what I have experienced,” added the world number six, who had time to analyze the match, the loss, the key to his almost comeback.
lesson of defeat
“I have to learn from what happened to me. In a game like this, in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros, you can’t go wrong and I’ve been wrong. Later I improvised, but I’ve already been drawn and I I haven’t been able to turn it around. If I had reached the fifth set, I wouldn’t have known what would have happened. Now I have to stick to the positives of this Grand Slam and keep on learning from my mistakes,” said the recognized Alcaraz, whose Defeat at the age of 19 is not a brake on his development. This week, as he did at the 2021 US Open, he made a comeback in the Roland Garros quarterfinals and found himself in the best racquet on clay. His clay tour was, in fact, outstanding, with titles at the Masters 1000 in Madrid and the ATP 500 Conde de Godo in Barcelona, taking him to the skies of the world rankings. “I am happy because I am able to live the experience to the fullest, because I already know what it is like to play a match of this level for three, four or five hours. I was injured at the US Open and I had a bad taste in my mouth,” Alcaraz concluded at a press conference.
Next week, except for one surprise – let them be the champions Andrey Rublev hey casper rudd-, will be sixth on the ATP list and from there he will be able to continue his apprenticeship on the grass, where he still has to prove himself, and especially the American Cement tour, where he has a lot to say. What becomes clear after his tournament is that he is already a planetary reference, one of the most important rackets on the circuit. What is clear after their tournament is that they have already made peace with the Parisian public that only seven months ago, just 10 kilometers away, made them cry so much.
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