'Carlos Alcaraz is both a great attacker and a great defender', says expert



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'Carlos Alcaraz is both a great attacker and a great defender', says expert

The Finals goal is approaching for Andrey Rublev. The Russian tennis player tries to replicate last year's goal and wants to return to Turin for the second consecutive year. With five passes torn, there are three places left to be assigned: currently, the number two of Russia is sixth, just behind the number one of compatriot Daniil Medvedev.

The passage to Turin already passes from the final in Gijon: thanks to the victory in the semifinal against Dominic Thiem with the result of 6-4, 6-4, he enters the last act of the Spanish tournament, where he will face the American Korda.

“Tomorrow I have to go out and give it my all. If I lose nothing happens, if I win, perfect. Sebastian is young and playing very well. - he said about his next and last opponent in the post semifinal press conference - I am playing very well this week.

Tomorrow is the last match in which I hope to be able to show good tennis too ”. Present in Spain, the Russian also gave an interview to Marca, where he spanned several topics: above all, he spoke of Carlos Alcaraz’s success and Roger Federer's retirement.

Speaking to the Spanish newspaper, Rublev explained the reasons behind the victory of the US Open by the 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz, also making a comparison with himself: "I was not surprised by his success because I saw the progression of he.

He built a good team around him at the right time when he was 14 or 15. He has always had a special bond with Juan Carlos Ferrero, the same one I have with Fernando (Vicente). Mentally, Carlos is much better than me." A thought about the number one in the world and a thought about the retirement of Roger Federer, who played the last match in doubles with Rafael Nadal in the Laver Cup.

Alcaraz won his first Grand Slam

Hugo Gaston remains the only French player to have beaten Carlos Alcaraz. He had ignited the Parisian public at Bercy in November 2021, notably winning seven games in a row to conclude in the second set (6-4, 7-5).

Toulouse coach Marc Barbier analyzed the game of the youngest world number 1 in history for Tennis Majors. “There is no need to compare, Carlos is quite simply Carlos: he is both a great attacker and a great defender.

It reflects everything that can be done in modern tennis. On the one hand, he embodies Spanish values, with great solidity from the baseline, and on the other hand, he has a lot of offensive options in his game, with a lot of creativity and a very good hand.

He is the archetype of the player who has no real limits. At least, technically, he doesn't," said the French coach.