Tennis: Alcaraz is already stronger than Nadal and Federer


Tennis: Alcaraz is already stronger than Nadal and Federer

Posted on September 21, 2022 at 8:40 p.m. by The editorial staff

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have left their mark on the history of tennis. Nevertheless, Carlos Alcaraz is already ahead of his illustrious predecessors. Indeed, at only 19 years old, the Murcian is world number one and won a Grand Slam tournament with the US Open. Alcaraz is launched.

Carlos Alcaraz not only knocked down Casper Ruud in the last final of theU.S. Open. Indeed, the Spaniard erased records of precocity which seemed unbeatable with the domination of the Big 3 lately. But the new generation is coming, and Carlos Alcaraz one step ahead of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Alcaraz breaks records…

The new darling of world tennis has become the youngest winner of a tournament in the Grand Slam from Rafael Nadal a Roland Garros in 2005. The male record being held by Michael Chang (17 years and 109 days during his triumph in Paris in 1989). Its sacred toU.S. Open allowed him to rise to the first rank in the world, thus pulverizing the record of precocity of Lleyton Hewitt number one for the first time at 20 years and almost 9 months. He does better than Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer at the same age.

… and assumes its status

The Murcian is not frightened by his new role as world number one and assumes it transformed. “ If I’m under pressure? I would say yes, but I didn’t feel it. I heard Medvedev say he felt the pressure to be number 1. In my case, maybe it was because I played the Davis Cup and had the warmth of all the people behind I didn’t play alone, so it was easier. We will see in an individual tournament, when I am alone on the court, how I manage this pressure » a declared Carlos Alcaraz after his victory in the Davis Cup against South Korean Kwon Soonwoo.

Alcaraz’s new objectives

The Spanish tennis player does not intend to stop there. He wants to end this historic season in the best possible way. ” Now I still have a few tournaments left until the end of the season, but clearly one of my main goals is to win the ATP Finals and also the Davis Cup. Finishing the year as world number 1 would also be nice; once i reach this stage, the intention is to work to stay there as long as possible» a recognized Alcaraz.

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