Carlos Alcaraz shockingly defeated: I have to reset my mind

"Of course, to practise, that’s not secret. You have to practise."

by Sead Dedovic
Carlos Alcaraz shockingly defeated: I have to reset my mind

Carlos Alcaraz had to leave the Italian Open much earlier than many expected. Hungarian tennis player, Fabian Marozsan surprisingly won and shocked tennis fans. Alcaraz talked about the defeat after the match and emphasized that his goal is to prepare for Roland Garros.

"I really need some days to reset my mind a little bit, to being fresh for Roland Garros," -he said, as quoted by "Of course, to practise, that’s not secret. You have to practise. If you want to do a good result in Paris, if I want to go to Paris in a good shape, I have to practise, to be better.
I couldn’t practise more than three, four days in a row.

I’ve been playing so much.
It’s going to be really helpful for me to have days at home practising and getting ready [for] Roland Garros."

Carlos Alcaraz on his opponent

The Spaniard emphasized that he did not focus too much on Maroszan and that he only followed his results.

Alcaraz was surprised by the way the Hungarian played and how prepared he was. "I didn’t watch too much about him before the match," -Carlos Alcaraz said.
"I just follow a lot of results about him in the challengers and stuff.

He did well. He was doing well before here.
Of course, he surprise me a lot. I mean, his level was really, really high. Yeah, I’m sure he’s going to break the top 100 very, very soon. It was surprising for me."
Alcaraz was doing his best, but it wasn't enough.

This will certainly be an important lesson for him not to underestimate his opponent. He will have a chance to make things right at the French Open. "I didn’t play really, really well obviously. But, of course, he plays his match, he plays at a really high level.

I couldn’t follow his level. I mean, he was at the same level the whole match. That is very, very difficult.
I try to fight until the last ball, but it wasn’t enough. Of course, in the second set, it was close. I had my chances at 6-5, 15-30. I would say I could win that set, except little things happen."

Carlos Alcaraz