Carlos Alcaraz recalls historic Rafael Nadal – Roger Federer 2008 Wimbledon final

World No. 7 Carlos Alcaraz says winning his maiden Grand Slam title at Wimbledon would be a dream as he still perfectly remembers the 2008 Wimbledon final between his idol Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. 

Alcaraz, 19, is having an outstanding season as he has won two Masters titles this year and he is now a top-10 player. 

Alcaraz failed to lift his maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open but he will have another chance to win a Major in two weeks at Wimbledon. 

“Of course I see it as a possibility. In the end, it is the dream that I am looking and working for every day,” Alcaraz said.

Alcaraz on the historic Nadal – Federer Wimbledon final 

Nadal and Federer delivered a match for ages when they clashed in the 2008 Wimbledon final. 

At the time, Nadal was dominant on clay, while Federer was strong force on grass.

After losing to Federer in back-to-back Wimbledon finals (2006, 2007), Nadal beat the Swiss in the 2008 Wimbledon final 7-6 4-6 7-6 2-6 6-2.

“Everyone remembers the 2008 final between Nadal and Federer. It is considered one of the best matches in history and it was spectacular. Rafa has won historic matches several times at Wimbledon, and I say to myself, ‘I wish I could be there playing these kinds of matches’,” Alcaraz said.

Meanwhile, Alcaraz is in Spain, preparing for Wimbledon. 

Alcaraz was scheduled to kick off his grass season this week at the Queen’s Club but he pulled out of the tournament. 

“I don’t have much experience on grass, but I felt comfortable at Wimbledon in 2021. I’m going there to try to win the tournament like in every event I enter,” Alcaraz said.

Alcaraz is set to make his second appearance at Wimbledon. 

In his Wimbledon debut last year, Alcaraz beat Yasutaka Uchiyama in the first round, before losing to Daniil Medvedev in the second round.