London, June 26 – Carlos Alcaraz believes that he has a robust probability of success at Wimbledon after successful the Queen’s Championships, but additionally admitted that Novak Djokovic stays the favorite to win the grass-court main.
Alcaraz put in a dominant show to beat world No.18 Alex de Minaur 6-4, 6-4 to clinch his first title on grass. The win marks the Spaniard’s fifth title of the season to this point – including to his trophies in Indian Wells, Madrid, Barcelona and Buenos Aires.
With this trophy comes even greater achievements for the 20-year-old, as he regained his place on the prime of the world rankings to enter the upcoming Wimbledon Championships as the primary seed.
“It felt nice to carry this trophy and to win my first event on grass. It’s an incredible run for me this week. I performed at an incredible degree on the finish of the week however seeing my title on a trophy, it means rather a lot, so I’m going to maintain that reminiscence for the remainder of my life, for certain,” Alcaraz was quoted by Eurosport.
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“No expectations. If I didn’t have expectations (right here) and I received it. Truthfully, I’ve numerous confidence now coming into Wimbledon. I ended up the week taking part in at a excessive degree, so proper now I really feel one of many favourites to win Wimbledon,” he added.
Alcaraz’s earlier experiences on the grass main embrace reaching the final 16 and the second spherical at Wimbledon up to now two years, however this time the US Open champion is assured of going past the fourth spherical for the primary time.
“Properly, I’m coming now (to play) Wimbledon with numerous confidence, that’s apparent, however I noticed a statistic that Novak has received extra matches at Wimbledon than any top-20 participant.
“What can I say about that? Novak is the principle favorite to win Wimbledon, that’s apparent, however I’ll attempt to play at this degree to have possibilities to beat him or make the ultimate at Wimbledon,” he stated.
Djokovic has been the undisputed ruler of SW19 since 2018, sustaining an undefeated streak on Centre Courtroom for the previous 10 years. He has not misplaced on Centre Courtroom in 10 years since shedding to Andy Murray within the last.
Since then, the Serbian has lifted the trophy on six events and has solely suffered two defeats, each on Courtroom 1 of the event.