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Carlos Alcaraz targets Novak Djokovic's tally of 24 Grand Slam titles

Carlos Alcaraz targets Novak Djokovic's tally of 24 Grand Slam titles

Carlos Alcaraz has set his sights on matching Novak Djokovic's tally of 24 Grand Slams.

The Spanish ace won the third major title of his career after beating Alexander Zverev in five sets to take the French Open title on Sunday (09.06.24) and hopes to be able to equal Djokovic's extraordinary numbers.

Alcaraz said: "Before facing this final, he (coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero) told me, you're going to fight for your third Grand Slam title, with everything you have been through, and you know the difficult part of winning a Grand Slam, and Djoko has 24.

"So it is unbelievable. Right now I can't think about it. I just want to keep going, and let's see how many Grand Slams I'm gonna take at the end of my career. Hopefully reach the 24, but right now I'm going to enjoy my third one, and let's see in the future."

Alcaraz joins an illustrious list of Spaniards - including his coach Ferrero and Rafael Nadal - to have triumphed at Roland Garros and described his maiden Paris success as a "great feeling".

He said: "I mean, winning a Grand Slam is always special.

"Winning your first in every Grand Slam is always super special. But in Roland Garros, knowing all the Spanish players who have won this tournament and be able to put my name on that amazing list is something unbelievable.

"Something that I dream about being in this position since I started playing tennis, since I was five, six years old. So it's a great, great feeling."

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