Mats Wilander revealed what Carlos Alcaraz's biggest weakness is right now. Mats explained: "Carlos Alcaraz will win less than Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, because his serve is too weak at the moment. When he faces a player like Felix Auger-Aliassime, who shoots very hard and is very precise, Carlos is having a hard time." The Swede also spoke of Roger Federer: "It is not easy to accept that he will not play anymore.
I was hoping he would be able to play another 3-4 tournaments, but maybe it was just an illusion. If we look at the level the game has reached in the last few two years, we find that it is almost impossible to be competitive at 40-41 years old.
Federer took tennis to another level, becoming one of the greatest athletes ever. He made millions of people fall in love all over the world."
Carlos Alacaraz, the youngest no.1
This season has offered several points of interest.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic shared the first three Grand Slams of 2022, pushing away the specter of retirement for the umpteenth time. The Spaniard won at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, despite the pain in his foot forced him to undergo a series of infiltrations.
The Serbian, for his part, triumphed at Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career, equaling his idol Pete Sampras. The 35-year-old from Belgrade has thus hoisted himself to 21 Majors, just one length away from Nadal in the all-time ranking.
The former world number 1 has encountered a lot of difficulties this year due to his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus. In fact, Nole had to give up the Australian Open and the US Open, two tournaments in which he would have been the main favorite for the victory.
In New York won Carlos Alcaraz, who became the youngest number 1 in the history of men's tennis. The 19-year-old from Murcia enhanced his season by winning the Masters 1000 in Miami and Madrid.
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