‘More grand slams’: Carlos Alcaraz already has sights set on 2023 glory after US Open triumph
Carlos Alcaraz, who finished runner-up at the 2019 Australian Open before reaching the final last year, is determined to make the most of his first Grand Slam semi-final.
The Spaniard beat Dominic Thiem to claim his first Grand Slam title in Melbourne earlier this month, but was beaten by Roger Federer in the US Open final last week.
Alcaraz looks set to extend his run at the US Open as he gears up for the defence of world number one.
He told Sky Sports : “I’ve got the next two Grand Slams. I’ve got the other one at Roland Garros.
“Then I always have Paris and then Wimbledon.
“Winning Paris would be amazing, but it would be better to win Wimbledon.
“It’s not going to happen, but it would be nice to do Paris first and then Wimbledon.”
Alcaraz was beaten in the final of the US Open last week, but will be hoping to improve on his semi-final showing.
Asked about his Wimbledon prospects, he added: “It’s very easy. I play my best matches in Paris, but I need to play my best matches when it counts.
“I’m happy I won today, but I need to maintain my form and play good matches.
“I need to play my best matches.
“I think the first time I won a title was the Australian Open last year.
“I played my best and that’s why I won the title.”