Alcaraz targets revenge on Korda
When the Roland-Garros draw was made, eagle-eyed tennis fans circled this potential third-round blockbuster between 21-year-old Sebastian Korda and 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz.
The two talented youngsters have been carving out a name for themselves on tour, and both have been tipped as tennis’ next big thing.
But while Korda’s progress has been slow and steady, the Spaniard has rocketed up the rankings this season, winning two Masters 1000 titles in Miami and Madrid and two 500-level clay-court trophies in Barcelona and Rio.
“It's great that people talk about (me), think that I'm going to be No.1 in the world, but of course it's a little bit pressure on me,” Alcaraz said after his second-round win.
“(Being) No.1 in the world is my dream since I start playing tennis.
“I'm working harder on it, but trying not to think about it.”