Carlos Alcaraz puts Rome flop behind him

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Carlos Alcaraz ready for Roland Garros.

Carlos Alcaraz spoke to ‘L’Equipe’ on the eve of his participation in Roland Garros, which comes after his resounding elimination in the round of 16 at the Internazionali d’Italia at the hands of Hungarian Marozsan, an athlete outside the ATP top 100.

“I took a few days off, just to relax with my family and friends. I needed it,” said the Murcian. “Then I trained for five days at the Academy, at home. It helped me a lot to be away from tournaments, to have more intense and more physical training sessions.”

“Concatenating the tournaments this year, I had not had more than four days to train,” Alcaraz further explained. “For me, this period of preparation for Roland Garros was positive.

Alcaraz will face Flavio Cobolli in the first round, one of the nine Italians on the draw in Paris: a challenge on paper not impossible although the native of Florence, at his first participation in a Slam tournament at the main draw level, has nothing to lose.

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