'That's what amazes me about Carlos Alcaraz', says former Top 10



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'That's what amazes me about Carlos Alcaraz', says former Top 10

That Grand Slam triumphs would come (and more will come) was clear to everyone almost immediately, but that Carlos Alcaraz was so precocious was hard to imagine until he was seen on the court. These are more or less the sensations felt by ─ among others ─ Sergi Bruguera, non-player captain of Spain in the Davis Cup.

"I saw the final in the room because it was too late. With Alcaraz we knew it was going to happen sooner or later, but everything came very quickly, which is impressive. The week he had was impressive, with many five-set matches and a great final.

He is in spectacular shape, both physically and mentally, but the most important thing for us is that he joins on Tuesday and has time to recover." And speaking of the Davis Cup, Bruguera practically confirmed that Alcaraz will not play in the first match against Serbia, taking over his debut with the Spanish team from Friday.

Bruguera's team, which will also face Canada and South Korea in the round, will also have to do without veteran Rafael Nadal. With his victory at the US Open 2022, the child prodigy Carlos Alcaraz has risen to the roof of the world.

The 19-year-old from Murcia not only took home his first Grand Slam title, but also became the youngest tennis player in history to become number one. In recent hours there have been interviews with the young and talented Spanish tennis player, who has also spoken before the microphones of Gaia Piccardi for Corriere della Sera.

These are her specific words: "After the final I hardly believe it, I feel like a normal person but all this is incredible. I never thought I would achieve these results at only 19 years old." Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner, the two talented tennis players who have challenged each other several times in recent months and who have proven to be the present and the future of this sport.

David Ferrer pays tribute to Alcaraz

Former tennis player David Ferrer believes that Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal share many similarities, especially when it comes to how they handle pressure. "What can I tell you? What is clear is that he is a special player, different.

It is tremendous that at that age he assumes these responsibilities, that he is not afraid of the opposite and that he always wants more," Ferrer said. "That's what amazes me about him, he reminds me of Rafa when he was that age, that way of assuming pressure, he had no problem with that," he said. "Apart from that, tennis, physically and mentally he is superior to the others at that age," he added.