(Corrects Wozniacki’s name in the second to last paragraph. Good: Caroline)
Mexico, Nov 28 (EFE).- Spanish Carlos Alcaraz, Wimbledon champion, said this Tuesday that Serbian Novak Djokovic, world number one, is prepared to win the four Grand Slams in 2024, but guaranteed that he will try to prevent him from doing so. .
“Djokovic has shown year after year that he is prepared to win the four Grand Slams, but here we are to prevent it along with other players capable of defeating him,” he declared during a press conference in the Mexican capital.
Alcaraz, second in the ATP rankings, was excited to face the American Tommy Paul in an exhibition game this Wednesday and recalled that the American is one of his most difficult rivals, with whom he has had very good matches.
“I like playing against Tommy, I hope tomorrow will be another good duel,” he said.
Referring to the media’s tendency to mention him as the successor of the Swiss Roger Federer, the Spanish Rafael Nadal and the still active Djokovic, the Murcian affirmed that he is working to be one of the best in history.
“I try to concentrate on my career. My dream is to be considered one of the greatest in history,” he observed.
Referring to his 2023 season, in which he lost number one on the world list, Alcaraz said that after winning Wimbledon he had a drop in performance and in 2024 he will try to maintain a good level throughout the year.
“I must grow next year. Realize that the season continues until November. I have worked with a psychologist who has helped me. 2024 will be a demanding year, with the Olympic Games after Wimbledon. I will work hard to give a medal to my country,” he said.
The American Tommy Paul recalled that in four games he has an even balance with Alcaraz and declared himself excited to face him again.
“We are 2-2 and tomorrow will be a great match,” he said.
Before the game between Alcaraz and Paul, the Greek María Sakkari, ninth in the WTA rankings, will face the Danish Caroline Wozniacki, 33, who was number one in the world for 71 weeks and is now 238 weeks old. the classification.
“Mexico is always special to me. This year I won my first Master 1,000 in Guadalajara and I felt the support, not only on the court. Returning for the third time in three months is something exciting,” he stated.
Wozniacki celebrated her return to tennis after becoming the mother of a boy and a girl with former NBA player David Lee, said she enjoyed her family without moving away from her sport, and hoped to show her good tennis against Sakkari tomorrow. EFE