Carlos Alcaraz has admitted feeling “very excited” about his imminent participation in the Wimbledon tournament and this Monday he will travel to London with his team, led by his coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero. “I can’t wait,” the young Murcian tennis player, who will prepare for the third Grand Slam of the season, has declared through his social networks, playing two exhibition matches in Hurlingham. Alcaraz, 19 years old and player number 7 in the ATP, has not competed since May 31, the day he was eliminated in the Roland Garros quarterfinals against the German Alexander Zverev. The tennis player from El Palmar had planned to play the ATP 500 in Queens to adapt to the grass, but he gave up doing it to disconnect and recover from the discomfort he drags in his right ankle and elbow. In any case, he has been exercising on grass and will take advantage of his presence in Hurlingham to prepare during the week prior to Wimbledon, a championship scheduled from June 27 to July 10. There he will coincide, among others, with Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Casper Ruud and Felix Auger Aliassime. ‘Very excited. I can not wait. On Monday we head to London to continue preparing for Wimbledon!” Alcaraz wrote on Twitter and Facebook. “I’m going to play two exhibition matches in Hurlingham practicing to put the finishing touches on my game. Let’s go! “, He added. It should be remembered that the Spanish tennis player will arrive at Wimbñedon without having played a single tournament on grass this year, since he was going to play one but got off due to some inconvenience. Hence, he has decided to play several matches of exhibition. Novak Djokovic will return to defend his crown at Wimbledon later this month. He has not played any event since his quarter-final exit at Roland Garros to Rafael Nadal.
Berrettini reflects on Nole Djokovic
During the interview, Matteo Berrettini opined that beating Novak Djokovic at a Grand Slam is one of the hardest things to do in tennis. “Probably beating him in a Slam is like one of the toughest things you can ever think to do. Last year, he won three Grand Slams and made it to the finals of the fourth. This makes it hard to find a way to beat him,” Berrettini said. “But one thing is for sure: every time I play him in a Slam, I feel like I’m getting closer to him because, obviously, the more you play against someone, the more you learn about them,” he added.