Carlos Alcaraz says he produced his best ever match on grass as he became the youngest man to make the fourth round of Wimbledon since 2011.
Alcaraz is having a breakthrough season having already won four titles in 2022, but he arrived at Wimbledon with question marks over his ability to adapt his game to grass.
He started the tournament slowly, but he was in brilliant form as he crushed Oscar Otte in straight sets to move into the 16.
“It was probably the best on grass that I played in my career," Alcaraz said.
"I'm enjoying every time I play on the grass on this amazing court. I'm so happy to play here. I'm really happy to get into the fourth round.
“It’s tough to play on grass and it’s a short season. I couldn't play a lot of [pre-Wimbledon grass] tournaments, but Wimbledon gives you a special energy.
"It's like you are used to playing on grass when you play here in Wimbledon. I'm trying to get better with every match and every day that I play on grass. I would say that in the fourth round I will be another player."
Carlos Alcaraz will now face another top youngster, Jannik Sinner, in the fourth round in what is a mouth-watering match-up.
Alcaraz and Sinner have been projected rivals for years, and both are producing arguably the best tennis of their fledgling careers.
“Everybody knows the level of [Jannik] Sinner," Alcaraz said. He’s a great player and he plays really well here on grass.
"He’s a very aggressive player so it's gonna be a really fun match and, of course, a tough match. We are friends off the court, but I'm glad we are gonna have a great rivalry.
"I'm gonna enjoy the match playing against Jannik and I hope you're gonna enjoy the match as well."
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