Alcaraz Admits He Lost His Confidence After Recent Disappointing Results

Alcaraz Admits He Lost His Confidence After Recent Disappointing Results

by Zachary Wimer

Carlos Alcaraz has had a few tough months on the ATP Tour, and he admitted that he struggled with confidence during those.

You didn't need to be a tennis expert to notice that something was very wrong with how Alcaraz played tennis. He wasn't the player who stepped up and beat Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final anymore, and the results showed.

He wasn't able to produce a similar level to the one he had in the first half of 2023, and it was clear. After his most recent win at the 2024 Indian Wells Open, Alcaraz admitted that he had a few tough months when his confidence dipped.

"I mean, it was difficult months for me. My confidence went down a little bit. Not after Australia but in the South American swing. After Buenos Aires, I didn't play good tennis."

"My confidence went down a little bit, and I have been struggling during the practice every day trying to keep my confidence high or as high as I can. Trying to be myself every day."

Things are again trending in the right direction, albeit slowly. He had a pretty shaky first-round match here in Indian Wells but ultimately won it.

The second match against Auger-Aliasime is arguably one of the best he's played in a while, and he looks to build upon that moving forward. This is an event where he did extremely well in the past, so there is some familiarity as well.

"After the first round I was struggling a little bit in the first set. I didn't play my tennis, but I found the good parts to start playing a little bit better, and today was a really good match since the beginning until the last ball. So it was really helpful for my confidence and for my tennis."


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