In an interview granted to the Eurosport podcast Das Gelbe vom Ball, Boris Becker, Holger Rune's current coach, expressed himself about some interesting aspects of Carlos Alcaraz's tennis. The legendary German former player analyzed how the amount of muscle injuries suffered by the young Spaniard is indeed a problem, but highlighted how Carlitos and his team will look for a solution.
"When you lose a little motivation, your body also suffers and you miss one or two training sessions. This is what happened to me. It's happened to every 20-year-old who is capable of instant success. I am convinced that he will be very motivated during the preparation with Juan Carlos Ferrero at his side.
He can't wait to play the Australian Open and he can't wait for the new season to start. We'll have to see what happens. I saw him live in Turin at the ATP Finals, even in training. He was physically fit. I am convinced that the two of them will find the right solution.
Nobody likes to be injured. The question is: what is he missing? But Ferrero and Alcaraz will certainly know what to do," analyzed Becker.
And in fact Carlitos has already suffered several injuries, despite his young age...
Despite his young age, Carlitos has already had to give up several tournaments due to injuries.
A muscle problem in his right leg, felt during the off-season, forced the Spaniard to postpone his start to the season. Alcaraz had already missed the 2022 Nitto ATP Finals due to an abdominal injury and returned to the field directly at the ATP 250 tournament in Buenos Aires, an event which he won by beating Cameron Norrie in the final.
Furthermore, in Paris, Alcaraz was hit by cramps and was unable to keep up with Novak Djokovic's pace during the Roland Garros semi-final. For Carlitos, in 2024, it will be important to find that physical balance capable of giving continuity to his performances.