“I will win another Grand Slam”

Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Saturday, March 25, 2023

Back in Miami, the site of his first Masters 1000 triumph, Carlos Alcaraz says little has changed from last year.

The 18-year-old told reporters last year that he felt he was ready to win a grand slam, and he did so in dramatic fashion at the US Open, saving match point en route to becoming the youngest US Open champion. at 32 years old.

Alcaraz is back this year and still believes he has what it takes to win the Slams.

Not much has really changed, other than the fact that the addition of a year of invaluable experience and training has made Alcaraz even deadlier than he was in 2022.

“It’s a completely different thing to be back here as the defending champion,” he said Friday in Miami after he edged out Facunco Bagnis after only losing two games. I think when I say that I am ready to win the Grand Slam tournament (last year), I am not mistaken.

“I want to say the same thing: I will win another Grand Slam,” he said casually.

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Be more responsible with your body

Alcaraz has had several run-ins with injuries over the past six months as he sprained his abdomen in Paris last year and suffered a hamstring injury just over a month later while training for the Australian Open. Some are concerned that injuries could sabotage Alcaraz’s steady rise, but the Spaniard says he has learned a lot from the experience.

What is he doing differently now compared to last year?

“I said I should take a little more care of myself off the court, take care of going to bed early, rest better, eat well, take care of myself off the court. This is the most important thing for me,” he said. “I would say that I didn’t do it as well as I wanted to. But since my injury in January, I’ve gotten better off the court.”

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