Tennis: Alcaraz explodes, the Nadal clan had seen it all


Tennis: Alcaraz explodes, the Nadal clan had seen it all

Posted on September 23, 2022 at 2:10 a.m. by The editorial staff

Carlos Alcaraz literally burst the screen this season. At only 19 years old, the compatriot of Rafael Nadal won his first Grand Slam at the US Open and is at the top of the ATP rankings. In Nadal’s entourage, it is believed that the outburst at Alcaraz was predictable given his performance as a youngster.

The circuit ATP holds its new headliner with Carlos Alcaraz. After more than a decade of domination by Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or even Rafael Nadal, the young Spaniard appears to succeed them. He just won theU.S. Openyoungest player to weigh in Grand Slam from Rafael Nadal in 2005 to Roland Garros. His victory over Casper Ruud propelled him to number one in the world, thus shattering the record for precociousness of Lleyton Hewittworld number one 9 months after celebrating his 20th birthday. Alcaraz impresses and among Nadalwe had seen it all.

“I was told about him when he was 12 or 13 years old”

In a column for El País, Tony Nadaluncle and former coach of Rafareturned to the phenomenon Alcaraz. ” In two weeks, he achieved what many great tennis players aspire to achieve throughout their sporting career; the precocity with which he achieved this will be very hard to beat. I was told about him when he was 12 or 13 and the first time I saw him play, when he was 14 or 15, he really impressed me. Alcaraz has shown he is the player most likely to replace the Big 3 he blurted out.

Towards a new Big 3?

While the explosion of Carlos Alcaraz Should end the hegemony of the Big 3made up of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, he himself unveils the successors by including himself in it. ” If I had to choose two players from my generation or the previous generation, I would choose Zverev and Sinner” revealed Alcaraz in comments reported byWe love tennis. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud and Daniel Medvedev will enjoy while theBig 3soon reduced to two has not said its last word.

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