New world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz is hoping to get a chance to meet Roger Federer before the Swiss retires from the game. Federer, who turned 41 last month, hasn’t really played much over the last two and a half years. However, Federer is expected to return to action at this month’s Laver Cup.
“Playing against Federer would excite me and beating a ‘Big Three’ player in a Grand Slam. I’ve always said that in order to be the best, you have to beat the best,” Alcaraz told the ATP Tour website.
Alcaraz could meet Federer in Basel
So far, Federer has been confirmed for two events – the Laver Cup and Basel. The Swiss Indoors Basel, which is scheduled to take place between October 24-30, is also set to feature Alcaraz.
If everything goes well and both Alcaraz and Federer participate, there is a chance the 19-year-old gets his wish fulfilled. While Federer is sidelined, Alcaraz is making a bit of a tennis history. This season, Alcaraz has won a Grand Slam, two Masters titles, and is now the youngest No.
1 in tennis history. In the same interview with the ATP, Alcaraz was asked whether there’s something special in his game. “My answer is the same. Nobody gifts you anything, I believe. You don’t just click your fingers and have the world at your feet.
You have to work at things. I think what I have achieved, winning a Grand Slam and being No. 1 in the world, is because of the work I’ve been doing with my team for a very long time. It hasn’t been a bed of roses, I’ve had to suffer and go through bad times to get here.
I’m not special, and nobody said I was going to be the best, I’ve worked for it,” Alcaraz answered. It remains to be seen if Alcaraz will get a chance to play Federer in the foreseeable future.
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