‘More grand slams’: Carlos Alcaraz already has sights set on 2023 glory after US Open triumph
The 35-year old has won 32 Grand Slam titles, 16 of those with his native Spain
His achievements include a first Major at the US Open in 2006 and seven years on his record-breaking list of Grand Slams winners.
There’ll be two more Grand Slam titles available for the former world No 1 next year – the French Open and Wimbledon.
But while he may be chasing the elusive Grand Slam trophy that most players are chasing these days, he has already set his sights on the much sought-after 2023 edition.
In addition to his run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals in the first Grand Slam event he played in, Carlos Alcaraz was crowned the ATP World No 1 after the US Open in 2006.
And with his stunning resurgence in the second half of 2017, he has a chance of playing in his third US Open final and his fourth Grand Slam title.
Both the US Open and the French Open will be his next targets, but in the past, players have shown to be able to win both events.
Carlos Alcaraz will play in both the French Open and the US Open in March, then return home for the season-long title run at the Barcelona Open.
Will he win both events? Absolutely.
What about in 2020, which will be the first year back in the tennis year in Australia?
Well, he is not as confident about competing in the Melbourne International early in 2020.
While he is not ruling it out completely, he thinks a Grand Slam is not at the top of the schedule.
“I don’t think 2023 is the year,” Carlos Alcaraz told Sky Sports.
“I think I will play a couple of events that aren’t Grand Slams. I’m thinking the US Open and the French Open but I think 2023 is a little too early for that.
“I think it’s great for my career, to play three Grand Slams in three years.
“It’s a dream, but it’s a dream that doesn’t come true very often. I think three Grand Slam events, I think 2023 would be