‘More grand slams’: Carlos Alcaraz already has sights set on 2023 glory after US Open triumph
The 20-year-old has won his last five matches during the US Open – his best showing at a major since 2010 – and could be joined on the 2019 US Open team if he can continue his form.
“It is a dream come true to be able to compete for the U.S. Davis Cup team in the future,” he said. “It is something I’ve always wanted to do.
“It would be really special.”
Alcaraz, who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, said he was hoping to see the match on television in his homeland as he prepares for next week’s final against Spain’s Santiago Escobar, who was also born in Guadalajara.
He said that he is looking forward to competing against his future team-mate in the Davis Cup, and also had a message for fans who had been backing him to win the US Open.
“It’s funny because during the match, after I won, people were telling me I am going to win one of the Grand Slams,” he said. “And then after I won, when the press were talking about the fact that I won the US Open, they said it was the last Grand Slam.
“No doubt, it’s a great opportunity to win the Grand Slam. I have always wanted to play on the US Open team.”