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(Watch) Old video of 12-year-old Carlos Alcaraz surfaces on social media after French Open success

Published at :June 11, 2024 at 1:16 AM
Modified at :June 11, 2024 at 1:16 AM
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Shashank Tripathi

Carlos Alcaraz has become the youngest player in tennis history to win a Grand Slam title on all three surfaces.

An old video of Carlos Alcaraz has started to resurface on social media after the Spaniard won his maiden French Open title.

In the video, a 12-year-old Carlos Alcaraz can be seen talking about his future aspirations when he turns a tennis professional. The Spaniard stated that he wanted to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon after turning pro.

The 2024 French Open champion had said then, “My dream is to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon one day. “

Interestingly, Carlos Alcaraz is also known for being a huge fan of compatriot and 14-time French Open champion, Rafael Nadal. However, he took the name of Swiss legend Roger Federer as his favourite tennis star in the viral video.

Alcaraz’s 2024 French Open triumph is memorable in several ways. He defeated the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Jannik Sinner and Alexander Zverev on his way to Roland Garros glory. Additionally, the Spaniard has become the youngest tennis player to win a Major title on all three surfaces.

Meanwhile, his 2023 Wimbledon campaign is also memorable. The Spaniard was suffering from fitness issues and it was stated that the 21-year-old would face issues on grass. However, he initially won the Queen’s Club Championships and the Oldest tournament in tennis history, the Wimbledon Championships.

Also Read: ‘Incredible job’ – Novak Djokovic lavishes praise on Carlos Alcaraz after 2024 French Open triumph

Carlos Alcaraz defeated Novak Djokovic 1-6, 6-7, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 to win his second Grand Slam title. The Serb’s ridiculous 2,194-day and 34-match unbeaten streak at Wimbledon was also broken by the Spaniard.

Thus, the 21-year-old would aim to defend his crown at the upcoming 2024 Wimbledon Championships, scheduled from July 1 to 14. Moreover, he will also be looking forward to representing his country at the 2024 Paris Olympics in singles and, probably, doubles events too.

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