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Carlos Alcaraz warns Wimbledon rivals he is starting to feel like 'himself' on grass

Carlos Alcaraz says he is starting to enjoy himself on grass after he moved into the third round at Wimbledon.
Carlos Alcaraz celebrates at Wimbledon

Carlos Alcaraz said he is starting to feel like 'himself' on grass after he moved into the third round at Wimbledon.

Alcaraz came into Wimbledon admitting he was still struggling to find his game on grass and he wasn't sure what to expect from himself in SW19.

He needed five sets to beat Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round, but he advanced into round three with a straight sets win over Tallon Griekspoor.

Things will get a lot tougher for him against Oscar Otte next up, with the German having an impressive grass season.

However, Alcaraz believes he is starting to find his mojo too, especially in terms of his variation.

“It's amazing to get into the third round for the first time here in Wimbledon," Alcaraz said.

"I enjoyed playing here a lot in front of a great crowd, with great energy. I'm really happy.

“Today, I would say, I was myself playing drops shots, going to the net and everything is going well. I think for the next rounds I will be the same, playing drop shots and hopefully you enjoy that."

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Carlos Alcaraz has arguably been the story of the ATP Tour this season, with his breakthrough causing a genuine shake-up among the elite for the first time in a good while.

He has won four titles in 2022, including two Masters in Miami and Madrid. At the latter, he beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic back-to-back before downing Alexander Zverev too in the final.

Understandably, he wants more of the same.

“Of course [I am enjoying my tennis]," Alcaraz said. "I love playing tennis.

"I have enjoyed every single second that I've been on the court from the beginning of the year until now, and will continue to enjoy my tennis.

"The results will come with it, you know. Obviously playing like that, beating the best tennis players in the world, that's a dream for me."

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