Alcaraz, top-20: “I see myself prepared for that level”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 20: Carlos Alcaraz of Spain celebrates with the trophy after defeating Diego Schwartzman of Argentina after the men's singles final match of the ATP Rio Open 2022 at Jockey Club Brasileiro on February 20, 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil .  (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images) (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Carlos Alcaraz conquered the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro after defeating Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-2. A triumph that adds to those of Umag in 2021 and the NextGen Finals. Everything, with 18 years.

With his victory, the Murcian rises from 29th in the ATP to 20th. “I look ready to be at that level. I feel amazing and I’m ready”, He exhibited after defeating a player as experienced as the 14th in the world and after having defeated Matteo Berrettini (6th in the ATP) and Fabio Fognini on Saturday in two games.

“I have felt good and I have believed in myself. I have felt at home in my second year in Rio”, he thanked the public. There he debuted in an ATP tournament.

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