The Murcian, received in San Esteban by López Miras, insists that he wants to lead “the life of a normal 19-year-old boy”
“You are the pride of the Region, not only for what you have done but for how you have done it.” That was what the president of the Autonomous Community, Fernando López Miras, told Carlos Alcaraz before the media in the second official reception for the tennis player at the Palacio de San Esteban in recent months. This time, yes, it was his first intervention in Murcia as number one in the world. After winning the last Grand Slam of the season in New York and managing to place himself at the head of world tennis, Carlos Alcaraz, at 19, is already one of the best athletes in the history of the Region. And López Miras is “delighted that you are our ambassador around the world.”
The meeting was only for journalists, although many people gathered outside to take a photo with Alcaraz at the end of the act. And the one from El Palmar attended to everyone. «The congratulations are for having won the US Open and being number 1 in the world, but the gratitude is for how you do it. In the end, a champion can be very prepared and win tournaments, but the important thing is to win the hearts of the people and you have done it. For your generosity and because you share each victory with the Region of Murcia”, said a proud López Miras.
“Nothing is impossible”
After taking the baton before the media, the young Murcian tennis player repeated that “I am going to be the same boy as always, proud to be from El Palmar, proud to be Murcian and proud to be Spanish.” Because, as he himself reflected, even though he has risen to the top, it is not in his plans to change his personality. «I am going to try to take my values to the whole world. We try to transmit values to all people, not just young people. Nothing is impossible, you have to chase your dreams. Who was going to tell me that at 19 he would be number one in the world », he confessed.
«I will continue training and living in the same place, since I am on the right track and there is no need to invent. I will continue down this same path.”
Alcaraz, asked about what his life will be like after everything he has achieved, wanted to show his calm and sanity at a time when anyone in his place could go crazy. «I feel as if I had not achieved anything, like any other tournament, with zero pressure. Another in my place would still be thinking about being a favorite in the next tournaments ».
«A champion can be very prepared and win tournaments, but the important thing is to win the hearts of the people and that is what you have done»
Fernando Lopez Miras
Regional Government President
Carlitos has not lost his humility. “In my house, everything always goes on. My parents continue to scold me if they have to scold me, like any 19-year-old boy. My parents are very proud of me.” The number 1 of the ATP confirmed that he will continue training and living in the facilities of the Equelite de Villena academy. “You don’t have to change anything. My uncle, a fan of the sea and sailing, always told me: if the boat is working, why change it? At the moment I am on the right track, I am not going to change things, there is no need to invent and I am going to continue on my way.
To finish, he referred to the withdrawal of the Swiss Roger Federer. «I would have loved to play against him, but well, now it will be time to play an exhibition or so I hope. He is my idol and that he says that he has the thorn of not having faced me is an honor ».
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