Carlos Alcaraz has admitted he put additional stress on himself forward of the French Open conflict with Novak Djokovic.
The semi-final match between Alcaraz and Djokovic at Ronald Garros 2023 was probably the most anticipated matches of the event and even the season. The highest two ATP gamers had solely met as soon as earlier than, in 2022 when Alcaraz emerged victorious.
Once they met in Paris earlier this month, Alcaraz and Djokovic began off robust and often exchanged blows. The Serb received the primary set earlier than the Spaniard caught up once more and equalized within the second set.
Nevertheless, the sport took an surprising flip when Alcaraz suffered from cramps within the third set when the rating was 1-1. He obtained medical consideration and tried his finest to get well however failed. Ultimately he misplaced 6:3, 5:7, 6:1, 6:1.
Wanting again on the recreation, Alcaraz defined that there was nothing bodily improper with him and admitted he wasn’t optimally ready for the competitors.
“Bodily, I used to be completely fantastic. The issue was that I put myself beneath extra stress. I didn’t put together nicely for this recreation; the primary two actions took quite a bit out of me, and if we add the stress I constructed proper after that.” “Ultimately, what occurred to all of us, as you noticed, occurred,” he instructed L’Equipe (by way of Punto de Break).
Carlos Alcaraz’ physiotherapy after the defeat in opposition to Novak Djokovic: “Psychological pressure was extra noticeable”
Carlos Alcaraz on the French Open 2023.
After Carlos Alcaraz’s loss to Novak Djokovic, the Spaniard’s physiotherapist Juanjo Moreno make clear occasions by explaining that there’s a seen psychological pressure earlier than the competitors.
“That occurs to many athletes within the press room, for instance. Carlos has all the time managed that very nicely. When warming up [before the match] We had a number of enjoyable and enjoyable. However as you get nearer to the sport, nervousness and pressure units in, and on that event the psychological pressure was maybe extra palpable than ever,” he mentioned, in line with COPE.
Moreno mentioned that Alcaraz was handled after the defeat and was completely fantastic.
“After the sport I handled Carlos and his physique is ok, the muscle tissues are fantastic,” he mentioned.
He additionally defined that whereas defeat was a bitter capsule, it was additionally a studying expertise for the 20-year-old.
“We’re screwed. Loss all the time hurts. It’s arduous to simply accept, however we all the time say it’s not a defeat, it’s a studying expertise,” he added.
With the clay courtroom season behind him, Carlos Alcaraz is now getting ready for the grass swing forward of the Wimbledon Championships by participating within the Queen’s Membership Championships in London.
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