“Talking about tennis, I would say I'm the same player than last year, only change that I would say is that I'm more mature,” he said.
“Mentally I'm better and I can read what happened on court better than last year. For me, it's really, really important, and I would say it's the most different than last year.”
Roland-Garros in Paris 2024 is far from the young champion’s mind at this point but the added bonus of a double chance to compete on the hallowed dirt on double duty next year has already piqued his interest.
His Olympic tennis debut shaped as Nadal’s final shot at adding a medal to his haul.
“For me, it could be a dream playing doubles with him in the Olympics,” Alcaraz said. “So of course let's see. Let's see how he's doing and how he's going in this year. Hopefully, you know, he's going great. But yeah, for me it could be a dream.”