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Carlos Alcaraz says he 'doesn't see himself' among the favourites to win Wimbledon

Carlos Alcaraz not fancying his Wimbledon chances: "There are many players who play better on grass than me. Djokovic, Rafa, Berrettini, they are playing incredible on grass..."
Carlos Alcaraz looks on in Madrid

Carlos Alcaraz says he does not consider himself one of the favourites for Wimbledon, and nor should anyone else.

Alcaraz is having a stunning breakthrough year on the ATP Tour after winning four titles, including two Masters events.

In the most recent of those, in Madrid, he beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic back-to-back before also claiming the scalp of Alexander Zverev in the final.

Three of those titles were on clay, though, with the other coming on the a hardcourt. He is still incredibly inexperienced on grass, and it's something of which he is acutely aware.

"The truth is that I don't mind being in the spotlight, I don't take it as pressure, but I've seen that they take me as one of the favourites for Wimbledon and I don't see it that way at all," Carlos Alcaraz said.

"There are many players who play better on grass than me. [Novak] Djokovic, Rafa [Nadal], [Matteo] Berrettini, they are playing incredible on grass. We are going to try to gain experience on this surface.

Carlos Alcaraz has been honing his preparations for Wimbledon by taking part in the Hurlingham classic, where he lost to Frances Tiafoe.

However, he says it is all working towards a goal and he is very happy with how thinks have progressed for him this week, especially since he arrived with an elbow injury.

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"A week ago I couldn't train at all. I came here with uncertainty as to whether I was going to be able to play normally.

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"These days that I have been able to train here I have felt quite well, zero pain in the elbow and today without any pain in the match with Tiafoe.

"Knowing how to move well on grass is very important. I think it's the key to being able to get good results here.

"We're trying to improve there, in mobility and in small details that are more important on this surface.

"Being more aggressive than necessary, trying take advantage of the fact that I go up to the volley well, those things."

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