'I don't think it will affect Carlos Alcaraz', says top coach



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'I don't think it will affect Carlos Alcaraz', says top coach

Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz is one of the most talked about men of the moment. At just 19 years old, the Murcian won the US Open and became the youngest world number one in history. Crazy numbers and a career on the rise, with Carlos giving several interviews to the media these days.

By the way, Alcaraz does not stop and will play with the Spanish team in the Davis Cup round. The new number one gave an interesting interview to CGNT and talked about his future and his next goals. These are his specific words: "The joy at the end of the game? Honestly, I didn't think about it, I didn't prepare it before the game, but simply after the victory and with nerves and adrenaline running high I threw myself to the ground after the last point.

For me, the most difficult moment, as far as I can see, was not against Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals (the Italian even had a match point), but it was in the semi-finals against Frances Tiafoe. At the end of the fourth set he was aware that he had missed an opportunity to close the match and he knew it would be very difficult."

Alcaraz then spoke of the comparison with Rafael Nadal, winner of 22 Grand Slam titles. On the subject, these are his words: "Comparisons are usually made, but I try to distance myself from them. I just want to be Carlos Alcaraz, follow my own path and make my own career.

It's nice to be compared to the best in the world and Nadal is among they. But I am starting, everyone has to be aware that, despite everything I have achieved, I am only now starting to move on the ATP circuit. I'm still the same and I want to continue like this, in my normality and without forgetting where I come from."

Kiko Navarro reflects on Alcaraz

A few days after Carlos Alcaraz's coronation at the US Open, making him the youngest world number 1 in history, Eurosport met the very first coach of the phenomenon, named Kiko Navarro.

The latter remembered his first meeting with Carlito, before discussing the future with serenity. “Even if he goes two years without winning a single Grand Slam, I don't think it will affect him. I know him well and he loves tennis too much to let himself go and get distracted.

He will always have goals, he will not run out. But I'm a little dizzy thinking about the next two years. He will have to get used to this level of media attention, it all happened so suddenly,” said the Spanish coach.