Carlos Alcaraz says he prefers Olympic gold to the unprecedented title at Roland Garros

The year 2024 will offer Carlos Alcaraz the chance for unprecedented achievements in his career, and the Spaniard is already putting together a list of priorities.

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As a result, in Buenos Aires, where he is seeking his second Open title in the Argentine capital, the tennis player said he would rather win Olympic gold than secure his first Roland Garros title.

“For me, it’s a dream to win a medal for my country, and winning gold is one of the best things that can happen in the world of sports. This year, if I had to choose, I would take Olympic gold (instead of Roland Garros), even though I want to win both”, said Alcaraz.

Furthermore, Roland Garros is one of the two Grand Slams that the Spanish tennis player, second in the world rankings, has never won. He has one achievement at the US Open (2022) and another at Wimbledon (2023). This year, he wasted his chance at the first cup at the Australian Open.

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“I don’t think I need to win Roland Garros or that I have a weight on my shoulders for never having won the competition. It’s a very cool and special tournament for the Spanish (the country has 22 titles). But for me, it’s like any other Grand Slam”, commented Alcaraz.

Meanwhile, regarding Paris 2024, the Spaniard has a place lined up for his first participation in the Olympics, precisely in the same complex where Roland Garros is held. 

The singles brackets of the Games will have 64 athletes in each suit. The ATP and WTA rankings on June 10th will determine 56 of them, respecting the maximum quota of four players per country.

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