09/08/2021 at 8:13 AM CEST
. / Flushing Meadows
The young talent of Spanish tennis, Carlos Alcaraz, who this Tuesday had to retire In the second set of the quarterfinal match of the United States Open that he played against Canadian Feliz Auger-Aliassime and lost 3-6 and 1-3, he said that he was “very happy” with what he had achieved, but “no changed “.
Alcaraz reiterated that the lived experience has been unique, especially for what he achieved in the sports section and for all the support he received from local fans. “I have felt very clothed throughout the week by the public, I believe that it has been a fundamental factor in me, that without it I could not have gone so far “, confessed Alcaraz, who played his first Open.” From the first game everything was support and that is a unique experience “.
But he was not leaving Flushing Meadows at all as a different player or one that is going to change his professional career in terms of the approaches and objectives that he has established with the working group. “You can say that I’m very happy, but not changed,” Alcaraz reiterated. “I have said it many times already, the experience lived in this tournament has made me mature a lot. I have acquired a lot of experience in the face of the following tournaments, but I believe that I will continue to be the same boy, the same player.”
Alcaraz said that he was not interested at all in the world of external flattery, that his focus was the daily work with his team, doing it better and better and learning, which is another of the things that he takes from the Open. “The truth is good that they tell you positive things because you are on the right path, you are doing things well, but beyond that recognition, I do not give it more importance,” Alcaraz explained, reiterating that it was all learning. But above all he is very clear that putting more pressure on himself does not go with his philosophy of how he should do things and on the field. “I try not to put pressure on myself in the sense of thinking that all the media are waiting on me to do everything that these ‘beasts’ have done – in reference to the great figures – of everything they have achieved, but that each you have your way and follow it, paying attention to your team, learning from everything and trying not to pay too much attention to the outside world “.
In this sense, Alcaraz said that the lesson learned during the tournament was above all how he faced the complicated and difficult situations that were presented to him against unknown and high-class rivals. “The biggest lesson that I take from here is how I have faced the new moments, playing at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time against the number three in the world -Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas-, I think that with the courage that I faced it that is the greatest lesson that I take away, “Alcaraz stressed. “I did not know very good players, who created new situations for me and I responded to all of them with courage, in addition to the way I have managed to handle the media.”
The biggest problem experienced were the long matches played consecutively were those that took their toll in the duel against Auger-Aliassime with which he faced for the first time. “Having played very long, very hard games, annoyances will always appear, but with which you can live and compete,” Alcaraz explained about the injury suffered. “Well, as I said, the main problem that has made me have to reach the point of retiring has been the right abductor.”
Regarding the next calendar, Alcaraz said that he would rest first, logically it would be examined by the doctors, and the function of what they determine regarding the injury will establish the future calendar.