Carlos Alcaraz gets another honor: he'll become an actor!

The Spanish tennis player will be the protagonist of a new Netflix docu-series

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Carlos Alcaraz gets another honor: he'll become an actor!
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"I am very happy with this experience with Morena Films and Netflix. People will be able to see everything that you can't see on a tennis court.
I think it's something very different. I hope you enjoy this series as much as I do."

Carlos Alcaraz will be the protagonist of a docuseries on Netflix, dedicated to both his on court life and his private life. The series will be titled: Alcaraz and whose filming began at the beginning of the month during the Netflix Slam, an exhibition match played in Las Vegas between the young Spanish champion and his compatriot Rafa Nadal.

Netflix will record the footage during the 2024 season, following the sporting results and private life of the 20-year-old Spaniard.

First there were the cryptic clues with some messages written on the camera after his successes, then the official announcement through a press release. Alcaraz then published a video on his social networks in which he signs a camera writing: Game, set, Netflix.

However, the official announcement arrived only after some veiled publicity moves. First the message See you soon followed by an N (probably from Netflix), then the phrase: Tudum! Stay tuned! with the first word representing an onomatopoeia of the characteristic sound when opening the well-known streaming platform.

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Netflix has forcefully entered the world of sport, with important productions in motorsports, football, basketball, American football and golf.

The project was initiated by the production company Morena Films, known for already being in business with Netflix for the Spanish La Liga and for having already collaborated on series such as Diablero and Two Catalonias.

An important choice by Netflix, which chose the young Spaniard, two-time Slam champion, to tell the behind-the-scenes story of professional tennis players. Despite his young age, Alcaraz already boasts 12 ATP titles, as well as millionaire collaborations with brands such as Nike, Rolex, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and BMW.

In the meantime, Carlitos talks about the Indian Wells bee-gate and reaching the semifinals

The bee invasion on Stadium 1 of the BNP Paribas Open in the match between Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev was one of the events that will go down in history of this edition of the Californian ATP Masters 1000.

During the Spaniard's second tour of duty, thousands of bees suddenly invaded the court and especially attacked the spidercam and the other cameras in the facility.

Alcaraz suddenly found himself besieged and had no choice but to escape to avoid the worst. The match was suspended for almost two hours and only the intervention of the expert Lance Davis, who has already become a star on the web, re-established the situation.

"I won the first point of the third game of the match and was ready to serve for the next one. I saw some bees around, but I thought there were few, not too many.
But I looked at the sky and saw thousands of bees flying, some got entangled in my hair and were coming towards me. It was crazy. I tried to stay away from him, but it was impossible. I'm a little scared of them!"
told Alcaraz at the press conference.

"When we returned to the court, there were still some bees in the corner. We couldn't go back to playing. During the warm-up, I saw several bees around me while I was hitting the ball and I couldn't stay focused.

I tried to stay away from them and didn't think about the ball. That's why we stopped again. Afterwards we warmed up again and the situation returned: there were only one or two bees. I tried not to think about bees anymore," he added.

Alcaraz then talked about the highly anticipated India Wells semifinal which he will play in a few hours against Jannik Sinner.

"The challenge with Sinner? I honestly don't know how I will approach the match but at the moment Sinner is undoubtedly the best player in the world.
Paul's statements about Sinner were very funny but in reality he is playing incredible tennis.

I like to see him play, it will be a difficult duel and I will be able to see where I am at and what my level is. In the last two matches against him I lost, I know I will have to change something and we will see how it goes. It's definitely the hardest match this year for me," he explained.

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