Tennis: Alcaraz back in shape, he reveals his secret

Holder of a Master’s degree in sports journalism, I fell in love with tennis since childhood and have always loved reading the great stories of this sport. Today, I want to tell them about them, take full advantage of my passion and be as close as possible to the aces of the circuit.

More successful since Wimbledon last summer, Carlos Alcaraz has had difficult months on the circuit where he often struggled to win against the best players in the world. The Spaniard had lost his splendor and was having less fun on the court and inevitably, the results did not come. His very start to the 2024 season went in the same direction but he found the solution in Indian Wells and it came from practicing another discipline.

By succeeding in deploying his best level at Indian Wellswhere he won the title in 2023, Carlos Alcaraz has completely found himself and can approach the rest of the season with new ambitions. The Spaniard is also well on his way to achieving the double at Miami and he recently spoke about his way of facing this bad patch and bouncing back.

Loss of trustworthy

By failing to perform at his best level in major events, Carlos Alcaraz has experienced some frustration in recent months and the defeat against Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals of theAustralian Open was difficult to swallow. “I did some things wrong. And I have always said that from each match you have to take things to improve. This was the case after my defeat against Zverev in Australia. The following weeks, I didn’t feel good on the court and I couldn’t find my game, which meant I had less fun on the court.” he explains.

Golf, good therapy

It’s well known now that tennis players love to spend their free time on the golf course. Carlos Alcaraz is not an exception and moreover he explained that it was a way for him to regain his senses. “I tried to feel better off the court. With those around me, doing what I love and what calms me off the court. Golf is something that calms me down and at Indian Wells I played almost every day (laughs), it helped me a lot. Feeling alive again on the pitch helps me a lot. Indian Wells was a turning point for me: now we are calm, eager to improve, to go on court” he continues.

Alcaraz challenges Dimitrov this Thursday

Qualified for the quarter-finals after his easy victory against Lorenzo Musetti in the previous round, Carlos Alcaraz will face Grigor Dimitrov this Thursday evening for a place in the semi-finals. The Spaniard is still in the race for an exceptional double after his victory at Indian Wells and he could add his name among the legends who have achieved this performance.

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