Carlos Alcaraz never shied away from sharing his dreams, and he did it once more by publicly exclaiming that he wanted to be the best in history.
That's one hell of a climb though, as the peak is being pushed every day. Just yesterday, Novak Djokovic pushed the peak even more by beating Alcaraz easily in two sets to secure yet another final at the 2023 ATP Finals.
The Serbian won three Grand Slams this year and returned to number one, with the number of weeks spent on that spot growing by the day. The point is, it's going to be an incredibly hard climb for the Spaniard, but he's not afraid of it.
He's made some pretty solid steps in that journey already by winning two Grand Slams, but plenty more needs to be done.
Well, honestly, if I have to think about it, I have to stay there about 15 years. So is unbelievable (smiling). Of course, I'm motivation because I want to beat this guy. I want to be the best in history. I want to practice with a goal. I want to beat him. I want to win every tournament that I'm going to play.
Wanting and doing are, of course, two very different things. Where there is will there is a way that sounds nice but putting it into practice is very hard.
However, the Spaniard is going to have a spectacular career but he should focus on the present more. What he does today matters most, and he knows that.
But at the same time I will not think about it because it's really, really difficult. It's something that a legend from our sport could make it. It's unbelievable what he's doing, just breaking records, winning every tournament that he goes. It's crazy. It's a mix of motivation and a mix of I don't want to think about it (smiling).