Miami: Alcaraz wants to raise its head

Miami: Alcaraz wants to raise its head

In the wake of the defeat conceded against Jannik Sinner in the semi-finals of the Masters 1000 in Miami, Carlos Alcaraz confided that he lacked opportunism and assures that he wants to regain the first place in the world as soon as possible.

Carlos Alcaraz had to take the hit. Faced with Jannik Sinner, the Spaniard conceded this Friday his second defeat of the season after the final lost in Rio de Janeiro against Cameron Norrie. A setback came at the end of a three-hour long fight against the Italian who will deprive him of a double after his success in Indian Wells. “After the game, for fifteen or 25 minutes, I couldn’t talk to anyone. I was alone, I complained a lot, said the native of Murcia during the post-match press conference. But after twenty or twenty-five minutes, I got over it, I started thinking about the positive, about the season, about the tournament, talking to my team, my family and thinking more positively. »

If his physique could have played tricks on him during the third round, in particular with cramps which handicapped him, Carlos Alcaraz wanted to give all the credit for his victory to his opponent. “That’s not the reason why I lost this match. After the cramps, I started to feel better, he told reporters. But Jannik Sinner was better than me in the last run. It’s the truth. »

Alcaraz intends to fight for the first place

If he admits that the break taken during the second round was not without consequences on his level, Carlos Alcaraz essentially regretted his lack of realism on the various break points obtained. ” I think the only thing I’ve been missing is taking advantage of opportunities, summarized the Spaniard. In the end, I didn’t grab them, which is not without consequences against players like Jannik Sinner, because if you don’t grab them, you’re pretty much lost. “In addition to letting the “Sunshine Double” slip away, Carlos Alcaraz will lose no less than 640 points in the ATP rankings and let Novak Djokovic regain first place this Monday. But not enough to upset a Carlos Alcaraz ready to return to battle.

“I lost a semi-final, I don’t think about the fact that I lost first place or that I lost the ‘Sunshine Double’. I don’t think about that, he said. It’s obviously a shame, I had the opportunity to do it, but I think I still have many years ahead of me to achieve it. As for the loss of first place, I just have to try to recover it and do my best to achieve it, and I hope to recover it soon. Novak Djokovic is warned for the clay court season.

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