'Carlos Alcaraz loves doing what he does', says top coach

The Roland Garros champion returns next week on grass

by Simone Brugnoli
'Carlos Alcaraz loves doing what he does', says top coach
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The news that had been in the air for a few days is now official. Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal will play doubles together at the Paris 2024 Olympics. The official announcement was made by Spanish national team coach David Ferrer.

Needless to stress the great value of the doubles formed by the newly crowned Roland Garros champion and the 14-time winner in Paris who will go on court to try to win the Olympic gold medal. Meanwhile, if Nadal will skip the grass season and focus on the OImpics, the same is not true for Alcaraz.

Carlos Alcaraz
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Let's see what the world No. 2's approach to the Olympic tournament will be like. What are the upcoming tournaments that will see Carlos Alcaraz on the court? The three-time Slam champion after winning Roland Garros last Sunday is not involved in any tournament this week but from next week he will already be back on the court.

Carlos Alcaraz impressed everyone

Speaking on ‘Tennis Legend Podcast’, former Roger Federer’s coach Severin Luthi praised Carlos Alcaraz: "I don't know if he's the one who hits the ball the hardest, there are quite a few guys who hit the ball the hardest, for example Zverev. What impresses me the most is his passion. I have the impression that he lives everything, he loves doing what he does.

Carlos Alcaraz, Roland Garros 2024
Carlos Alcaraz, Roland Garros 2024© Getty Images Sport

Good manners are very important, having your feet on the ground, which is what impresses me the most about him, not so much his forehand, which is also incredible. If we focus on the game, the most impressive thing is how complete he is. 20/30 years ago, the Spanish used to play from the baseline, they played only with topspin. He has a great serve, volleys well, plays well from the baseline, moves well."

Wimbledon is just around the corner, it is not too far away and it is necessary not to give room for too much celebration of the Paris success but to prepare for the grass season. Carlos Alcaraz's head is already projected toward London where he will try to make an encore of last year's success won in the final over Novak Djokovic.

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