'Carlos Alcaraz demonstrated key skills', says top coach

Carlos Alcaraz has once again made history

by Simone Brugnoli
'Carlos Alcaraz demonstrated key skills', says top coach
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Carlos Alcaraz has once again made history, the young Spaniard has won the third Grand Slam of his career in his third final, becoming the youngest to achieve this feat at just 21 years of age.

The tennis player from El Palmar continues to show an enormous growth, expanding the repertoire of his tennis and growing after the experiences lived in recent years, a wisdom that grows and enriches his coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero.

About his maturity Carlos Alcaraz spoke after his consecration at Roland Garros, highlighting how the most important matches last year allowed him to grow.

Carlos Alcaraz, Roland Garros 2024
Carlos Alcaraz, Roland Garros 2024© Tim Goode / Stringer - Getty Images Sport

"I consider that I am a player who learns from his mistakes, from the situations I have lived through. Last year, in the semifinals here against Djokovic, I couldn't finish the match because of cramps. I said I would learn from that moment.

Then, in the Wimbledon final against him, I managed the nerves much better than in Paris. A year later, in the semifinals, I had physical problems against Jannik, but I controlled it to continue.

Again, also in the final,” noted the world number two. At the age of 12, Alcaraz competed in a tournament under the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, where he revealed his dream of winning Roland Garros and Wimbledon, two great goals he has already achieved.

Carlos Alcaraz is already in history

With his victory this Sunday at Roland Garros against Alexander Zverev, Carlos Alcaraz has made history at just 21 years old, a tennis player who maintains a perfect record in Grand Slam finals, since he has won all three of them so far, and on different surfaces.

During a recent interview, top coach Patrick Mouratoglou opened up on Carlos Alcaraz: “His victory is a testament to his exceptional talent and versatility. Defeating Jannik Sinner in the semi-finals and Alexander Zverev in the final, Carlos demonstrated key skills: never give up and always take control.

Carlos Alcaraz, Roland Garros 2024
Carlos Alcaraz, Roland Garros 2024© Dan Istitene / Staff - Getty Images Sport

“A critical area for Carlos’s improvement is reducing the impact of his performance dips. His peaks are high, but his lows are too low, leading to easy losses when he’s not at his best. Every player has ups and downs, but the key is to minimise the lows.”

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