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Carlos Alcaraz reveals his great fashion passion

The Spanish tennis star published a letter in Eurosport’s Players’ Voice in which he talked about his injury and his goals for this year.

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The Spanish tennis star published a letter in Eurosport’s Players’ Voice in which he talked about his injury and his goals for this year.
RAY ACEVEDOEFE

Carlos Alcaraz continues to establish himself among the elite of global tennis after a start to the 2023 season that was delayed for the player from Murcia due to an injury. That prevented him from competing in the Australian Open, and it was an injury that Alcaraz himself wanted to reflect on in an open letter published in Eurosport’s Players’ Voice, where he offered up plenty of insight into more of his personal life. One aspect of that was his passion for shoes.

“The injury gave me time to pursue my other passions. I’ve always loved sneakers, but I started getting interested to the point of collecting a year or so ago,” revealed the Spanish prodigy, who recently visited the headquarters of his sports company in while touring the United States, as he explained.

Carlos Alcaraz reveals his great fashion passion

Alcaraz and his love for sneakers

“I am fortunate to work with Nike. They have an impressive sneaker tradition and culture - they could be putting out a model a day for a long time by just reissuing great classics! I recently visited their headquarters in Oregon, USA, and I was impressed. They gave me several exclusive shoes, including a couple of personalised models that I love – one for winning the US Open and others with the three C’s, my grandfather’s motto (cabeza, corazón y cojones: head, heart and balls).

“I have been able to get some very hard to find ones, such as the Air Force 1 Off-White Brooklyn. These are a creation of Virgil Abloh, a designer who changed fashion and left an eternal mark on the industry. I’m glad I was able to get my hands on one of the last designs he created before he died.”

Carlos connecting with the fans

“I also use social media a lot - probably more than I should,” he continued. “Nowadays, its power has increased. A lot of people use it as a way of working and it’s a very important tool, also for me. I keep in touch with fans, I give information about where I am, how I am doing and I interact with them.

I try not to think about whether I’m a sports icon or a role model for young people. I just want to keep trying to improve. In the end, I love playing tennis, and obviously, I love to win as I’m a very competitive guy.

I have my own identity playing. I always try to play ‘happy’ tennis. I consider myself a happy person off the court, so I try to play that way.

I think that nowadays, tennis is very dynamic: going up to the net, drop shots, big shots; that’s what attracts attention. I try to enjoy myself on the court and to not make everything too monotonous. I try to create, and produce rare, beautiful shots.

Check out the full interview on Eurosport.

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