Coach Juan Carlos Ferrero comments on Carlos Alcaraz destroying Alexander Zverev

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Coach Juan Carlos Ferrero comments on Carlos Alcaraz destroying Alexander Zverev

Coach Juan Carlos Ferrero admitted Carlos Alcaraz's dominant Madrid final performance versus Alexander Zverev caught him by surprise as he expected it to be a much more tighter final. Alcaraz, who rose to a career-high ranking of No.

6 following his Madrid victory, dominated Zverev 6-3 6-1 in the Madrid final to lift his fourth crown in 2022. Alcaraz was absolutely dominant as he broke Zverev four times and didn't face a single break point in just over an hour of play.

"I am very happy. I think it was an unexpected final, we expected it to be a bit more difficult with Zverev's serve, but Carlos is going into the finals with a very impressive attitude and skill for his age. He went for his game early on and Sascha might have had a little too much respect for him.

He finally countered his serve very well and, from the baseline, he was much superior," Ferrero said of Alcaraz's performance versus Zverev, per We Love Tennis.

Alcaraz praised by Zverev

It was the third meeting between the two and Alcaraz's first win over Zverev.

The two met for the first time in Acapulco last year, when Zverev saw off Alcaraz in straight sets. Late last year, Zverev handed a straight-set defeat to Alcaraz in Vienna. Alcaraz got his revenge on Sunday in Madrid as he absolutely dominated Zverev for his first Madrid title.

After the final, Zverev called him "the best player in the world right now." “I want to congratulate Carlitos. Right now you are the best player in the world,” Zverev said during the trophy ceremony.

“It is great for tennis that we have such a new superstar that is going to win so many Grand Slams, that is going to be World No. 1 and I think is going to win this tournament many more times”.