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Carlos Alcaraz: “I am ready to play a role at Roland-Garros”

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This year, all the spotlight is on Carlos Alcaraz, Spain’s rising tennis star. This Sunday, he won his first match of the 2022 edition of Roland-Garros against the Argentinian Juan Ignacio Londero. A crushing victory that sets the tone for the Grand Slam. His career, his ambitions… the Spaniard confided in an open heart to the microphone of Europe 1, a partner of Roland-Garros.

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He is the new star of men’s tennis. The player Carlos Alcaraz entered the arena of Roland-Garros this Sunday, facing the Argentinian Juan Ignacio Londero. A landslide victory, 6-4/6-2/6-0. The young 19-year-old sportsman sets the tone for Porte d’Auteuil, entrusting his ambitions to a Grand Slam which has seen his compatriot, Rafael Nadal crowned 13 times, since 2005.

“I think I’m ready to play a role at Roland-Garros,” said Carlos Alcaraz at the microphone of Europe 1, partner of the Roland-Garros tournament. “Last year was my first appearance at Roland-Garros. I think I played some good matches, but I was an apprentice player preparing for the future. Last year, I am came to play matches, gain experience and I think this year is different. This year I’m a better player. I’ve grown, I have a lot more experience.”

“I shouldn’t put any pressure on myself”

The player from Murcia, in the south of Spain, has been following matches on clay courts since a very young age. “Roland-Garros is a tournament that I have been watching since I was 5 or 6 years old,” he said. “Since I started watching tennis on television, I have always seen this tournament and for me being able to participate in it means a lot. I hope I can do a good job.” Today, he remains focused on his goal: “I know that I shouldn’t put pressure on myself and that I have to play my game and that’s what I do.”

On Wednesday May 25, Carlos Alcaraz will face Spaniard Albert Ramos-Viñolas.

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