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Tennis: "A dream is coming true again", smiles Alcaraz after his demonstration in Indian Wells


Carlos Alcaraz dominated Medvedev in the final and won Indian Wells without dropping a set, like Federer in 2017.


I feel like I'm not feeling any pressure, I'm having fun

," said Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who has become world No. 1 again, after his victory at the Indian Wells Masters 1000 on Sunday, saying he attach "

no doubt

" about the quality of his game.

Did you think you would impose yourself so easily?

No, I expected a more difficult match.

Against Daniil, it's always a tactical match.

But I played perfectly, let's say.

I had already said that I would have to play at my best level.

That's why it looks easy, but it wasn't (smiles).


Many would have reason to be nervous, in finals like those of Indian Wells or the US Open, which you also won last year, but obviously not you.

What's your secret?


Ah but I was nervous...just trying not to show it."

It's something that I work on with my team, I try to show the opponent that I'm relaxed, that I'm enjoying the moment.

Having stage fright is normal, you have to know how to manage it.

The best players in the world achieve this.


You can feel a confidence that transpires in every ball you hit...

There is no doubt in my shots.

I feel really comfortable on the court.

That's why I play at an excellent level.

Because if I miss one, I don't mind.

I don't care about fault.

I just try to be 100% on every shot and not doubt the quality of my game.

Your panoply was complete in this match.

In what area do you think you have improved in your game?

I think my tennis hasn't improved so much since last year.

Where I have made progress is in my ability to handle pressure, to play in a relaxed way.

This is for me the most important thing.

Again, that's why I have a very good level, because I feel like I don't feel any pressure, I have fun.


Here you are again on the world throne...

Yes and it feels good to be number 1 again.

All the players want to be and for me it's a dream come true again.

Especially to overtake a great player like Novak Djokovic.

It's an incredible feeling.

He is one of the best players in the world.

And to be the best, you have to beat the best.


Statements taken at a press conference

Source: lefigaro

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