Alcaraz has been quite open about his desire to become one of the world's best players. It's a big dream of his, no matter how many people tell him, it's quite unrealistic. How do you dissuade a player whose already achieved something no other member of the legendary Big Three did?
Alcaraz became world number one at an earlier age than Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal, which just shows how special he is as a player. Due to the tremendous success early on in his career, he's been compared to them often.
Some say he's more Nadal than Djokovic, some say the other thing; others, however, say he's a combination of all three. While inspired by all of them, he's been quite open about his desire to be the first Carlos Alcaraz, a legend in his own right.
He was asked about the legends while he was in Mexico for the Tennis Fest, and he once again dismissed comparisons with the legends. He's just going to keep being the hardworking, normal person he's always been.
I’m the same guy as always, no matter how famous I get, I’m not going to change. I don’t take too much notice of people who compare me with Rafa, Federer or Djokovic.
We'll see where Alcaraz ultimately ends up in the tennis pecking order when he finishes his career in hopefully 20 or so years. It's looked really good so far, and his recent win over Tommy Paul in Mexico shows he's good to go.
Let's see what he can do in a pretty pivotal 2024 campaign that will feature the Olympic Games on top of everything else.