Carols Alcaraz and Frances Tiafoe
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Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz is set to take on World No. 10 in singles Frances Tiafoe in the Round of 32 of Wimbledon on Friday. The Spaniard last played Tiafoe at the US Open in the 2022 semi-finals and went on to win his first Grand Slam title after the final against Casper Rudd.

Alcaraz is in no mood to clown around, saying he will go for the American. This comes after Tiafoe called his opponents ‘clowns’. He said he was 10 in the world in 2023 and this time around, he is barely seeded.

Tiafoe said he has been losing to clowns because he took the game for granted and got a little too comfortable. He slipped from the rankings since the five-set marathon at Flushing Meadow.

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Carlos Alcaraz Says Frances Tiafoe is a Great Player

Alcaraz, 21, believes Frances Tiafoe is a great player and a great person. He highlighted in a press conference that the American is always smiling and seems to be enjoying his time on the court. The No.3 said Friday’s match is going to be fun to watch, and he will bring out his good weapons to go for Tiafoe.

Alcaraz reflected on the US Open 2022, saying it was a good match. He said Tiafoe is a talented player, tough, and even tougher on grass with his style. The Spaniard lauded the American tennis player’s volley and slices. But he added that he is ready to take on the challenge, put on a show and play a high level of tennis.

The Grand Slam champion shared that he has a really good relationship with a lot of players, but there are no friends once you step on the court. Alcaraz believes you have to be on your own, focus on yourself and try to beat the opponent, and this is how tennis works.

Tiafoe has also been playing good tennis, defeated Borna Coric in straight sets 7-6(5), 6-1, 6-3. He is determined to climb up the rankings.