Carlos Alcaraz shares emotional message for his family

Carlos Alcaraz thanked his supportive family and team after winning the French Open, fulfilling his childhood dream of Grand Slam victory.

Carlos Alcaraz Shares Emotional Message For His Family

Carlos Alcaraz paid a touching tribute to his supportive parents after achieving his childhood dream of winning the French Open. The world No. 3’s mum and dad were present at Court Philippe-Chatrier to witness him lift his third Grand Slam trophy.

The 21-year-old explained that Roland Garros was the tournament he would rush home to watch after school as a young boy. Alcaraz became the youngest player to win Grand Slams across all three surfaces, having already secured titles at Wimbledon and the US Open. He first visited the tournament as a 12-year-old in 2015, competing in a junior event and expressing his desire to win the French Open and Wimbledon.

Throughout the tournament, Alcaraz shared memories of watching Roland Garros from home as a kid. After lifting the trophy, he recounted these memories again in his victory speech, thanking his parents for their unwavering support.

“I want to talk a little bit about my family as well. I’m glad to have part of my family here,” Alcaraz said after winning 6-3 2-6 5-7 6-1 6-2. “My dad, my mum, brothers, a lot of family over there. For me, it’s amazing to have you here supporting me.”

He expressed pride in winning the trophy in front of his family, recalling his childhood days of watching the French Open on TV. “But the times that you are not here in the tournaments supporting me in real life, I know that you are supporting me from the TV at home so all the support that you are giving to me, it’s amazing. Since I was a little kid, as I said many times, I was running from school to put the TV on to watch this tournament on the TV, now I am lifting the trophy in front of all of you. So thank you very much for everything and all the journey.”

Alcaraz also thanked his team, including his coach and former French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero, highlighting the challenges they faced leading up to the tournament. “My team, it has been incredible work the last month, we were struggling a lot with the injury. Coming back to Madrid, didn’t feel well and then the next weeks with a lot of doubts. Coming here, practising not too much hours on the court,” he smiled.

He further emphasized that his support team felt like a family. “I’m really grateful to have the team that I have, the people that I have around and I know that everyone in my team is giving their heart just to make me improve as a player, as a person, to grow up. So I’m really grateful and I call you a team but it’s a family so thank you very much.”

Carlos Alcaraz in 2024

Carlos Alcaraz

25 - 5win/loss

21 year old
2024 Highlights

Currently ranked no.3, Carlos played his last match on the 9th of June when he defeated world no.4 Alexander Zverev 6-3 2-6 5-7 6-1 6-2 in the final of the French Open to win his 15th career title.

This season the Spaniard owns a compiled 25-5 match record. Carlos clinched 2 titles in 2024 in Indian Wells and French Open.

French Open
Alcaraz's Record

Carlos Alcaraz

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