Carlos Alcaraz impressed everyone in practice

Carlos Alcaraz prepares to defend his crown at Wimbledon

by Simone Brugnoli
Carlos Alcaraz impressed everyone in practice
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World number three, Carlos Alcaraz, prepares to defend his crown at Wimbledon, a tournament that will begin next Monday and in which he will be one of the big favorites to glory.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz© Getty Images Sport - James Fearn

The 21-year-old Spaniard has had the possibility to train on the Central Court of the 347 days after his consecration against Novak Djokovic, this time with a former world number one partner, Daniil Medvedev, with whom he played a set.

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3-time Grand Slam champion Carlos Alcaraz was able to train for 45 minutes with the Russian in the dynamic that keeps the tournament allowing the reigning champion to play on the Central Court to test their conditions and reduce slips on the lawn the first days of the tournament for the freshness of the lawn.

The one led by Juan Carlos Ferrero won 6-2 and 1-0 in the practice meeting they had after training in the courts of Aorangi Park previously and for which they had to dress in white as is tradition in All England Club.

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Carlos Alcaraz© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport

After training, Alcaraz reunited with Novak Djokovic and Janik Sinner, who then trained. The former World No.1 will have to beat Sinner in the semi-final to have a chance to fight for the title. Carlitos is a complete player and totally capable of creating the surprise especially since for Wimbledon, his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero is with him, which was not the case at Queen’s, so let’s wait and see how he manages.

His first match is scheduled on Monday against Estonian Marc Lajal if the weather conditions allow it.

The 2024 has had as great protagonists two young stars who have confirmed the enormous expectations they had about them, who have won the first two Grand Slams of the season and who have left Thiem alone with the times to come on the professional gentlemen’s circuit.

"Although there are some players from the previous generation who continue to play at a very high level, we have an incredible new generation. There are two guys who have already become number one, Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz, who are amazing and play great tennis.

I love seeing them, like all the fans. I think tennis is in very good hands with them," Dominic Thiem stated.

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