Carlos Alcaraz explains his way of seeing tennis

Carlos Alcaraz has triumphed on all surfaces

by Simone Brugnoli
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Carlos Alcaraz explains his way of seeing tennis
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Carlos Alcaraz has triumphed on all surfaces of the professional men tour, has won a Grand Slam at the US Open, Wimbledon and Roland Garros, and has become the youngest number one in history.

Carlos Alcaraz, Wimbledon 2024
Carlos Alcaraz, Wimbledon 2024© Francois Nel / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

Carlos Alcaraz has arrived at the professional circuit with an impressive tennis that allows him to unfold his game on any surface, marveling at each blow he executes. In a recent interview with the official website of the ATP, the current number three in the world spoke of the variety it has in its repertoire, from the ones left that have made it famous to the powerful blows from the bottom of the court, with an excellent volley in the middle of everything.

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Carlos Alcaraz had to sweat for five sets to beat Frances Tiafoe at Centre Court in Wimbledon.

"It comes naturally to me. I’ve always stood out in that: when I was a kid I didn’t have strength, I didn’t have big strokes, but I did have a lot of variety.

That’s why I stood out a little when I was 10, 11 or 12. I could throw a net already at that age, hit balloons and climb the net, do left... It had a fairly wide variety, something that has always come naturally to me," revealed the 21-year-old Spaniard.

Carlos Alcaraz, Wimbledon 2024
Carlos Alcaraz, Wimbledon 2024© Francois Nel / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

"I always try to be faithful to my style in every game I play: be aggressive, hit winners, make net-return, net-throw, try to catch the net as much as possible. That is the tennis that we will try to show in all the games he plays and try to perfect it more and more," added the one directed by Juan Carlos Ferrero.

The young Spaniard has grown a lot in recent months, the injury to the right arm forced him to explore new frontiers in his game to avoid releasing the power in his blows so as not to force the resentful forearm.

"For me they are great weapons," Alcaraz said of his blows. "And not only the fact of making quick boats, which I feel very comfortable, but the demand to hit me forward. When I lean well, I am in position to climb on the volley and hit forward.

That helps me a lot to hit him in the center of the racket, hit him in a good way and end up making a winner or having a comfortable volley. Both are key in grass. It is very important to be in a position of attack before the other and it helps me a lot to be faithful to my style and impose my game before the opponent", Carlos Alcaraz concluded.

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