Carlos Alcaraz 'doesn't like' being called by name as Spaniard makes bizarre confession

by 24britishtvMay 8, 2022, 6 p.m. 11
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Carlos Alcaraz has admitted he doesn’t like it when people call him by his first name as it makes him feel like he’s “done something wrong”. The 19-year-old has become a household name in the sport in a breakout season that has so far seen him win three titles, break the top 10 and now beat Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal back-to-back. But it seems fans will need to stop referring to him as “Carlos” as his glittering young career continues.

Alcaraz is through to a second Masters 1000 final at just 19 years and three days old, also allowing him to surpass Nadal in 2005 as the youngest Madrid finalist in history. The seventh seed elicited chants of “Carlos” in his semi-final victory over Djokovic on Saturday but it seems fans will need to change the way they support the Spaniard as he confessed he didn’t like being referred to by his name.

“I don't like being called Carlos,” the four-time title winner said after his opening win over Nikoloz Basilashvili earlier in the week. Sharing the alternatives fans could use and explaining why he didn’t like the name he continued: “I like Carlitos or Charly.

“Honestly, Carlos seems very serious to me and it seems that I have done something wrong.” And the 19-year-old was even kind enough to offer fans an example, as he revealed he even referred to himself as Charly during his win over Nadal.

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