Carlos Alcaraz is playing with a vengeance

Carlos Alcaraz to CNN: ‘I’m playing unbelievable tennis’

(CNN) — Carlos Alcaraz, who is one of the top players in the world, is not playing bad tennis.

He is playing his first Grand Slam since the U.S. Open in early January, when he was sidelined after knee surgery.

But don’t expect Alcaraz, who turns 30 on July 25, to play like a veteran. He is playing with a vengeance, winning this week’s Rogers Cup and coming back with a vengeance, too.

Amaro is the type of player to make up for all the rest by winning at a ferocious pace. He is quick, aggressive on the forehand and with both feet ahead on the ground.

And then there’s Alcaraz.

“I’m playing unbelievable tennis,” he said after winning his second WTA title in three days, beating Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-4 in the final Sunday in Singapore.

“I’m playing good tennis, aggressive, strong, I’m getting good chances, hitting good shots. I’m just trying to play tennis.”

As for playing on the USTA’s schedule, Alcaraz was on standby again. His next opponent isn’t coming till June, for the U.S. Open.

“I wasn’t 100 percent ready, but I practiced almost every day, more, maybe, than I did last year,” he said.

“I practiced on Court 3, on Court 4, on Court 5, sometimes on Court 6, Court 2, Court 7, sometimes on Court 9, Court 1, on Court 2, on Court 3, on Court 4, on Court 5, on Court 6, on Court 9, on Court 10. And I practice hard every day, almost every minute of the day, every workout, every training session. I like it. I like practicing. Practice is fun.”

Alcaraz has a week off, but he will be busy in coming days. He is competing in the Rogers Cup, which he led after three sets, 7-5, 7-5, but lost in the second round to German qualifier Kristina Mladenovic 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

“She’s a great player,” Alcaraz said. “I love tennis, I like

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