'We will see if someone surpasses Rafael Nadal', says former star

The Spaniard has been dealing with injuries right from the French Open this season

by Simone Brugnoli
'We will see if someone surpasses Rafael Nadal', says former star

Former Spanish tennis player Jordi Arrese believes that Carlos Alcaraz is a "piece of a player" and that "he is mentally prepared" to manage all the expectations that are placed on him, but that "you should not compare him with anyone", and less with a Rafa Nadal whom he still sees "with two or three very good years" The Catalan attended Europa Press after the end of the US Open, the fourth 'Grand Slam' of the season, in which he participated as one of the members of the Eurosport team of experts, and where he believes that the Murcian, who reached the quarterfinals, made "a spectacular tournament" "I have been following him since I was 11 years old and I love him, he is a piece of player and I have no doubt that he will be very good, but he must adapt to playing five sets.

He had the Tsitsipas match, which was an upbeat level. physical, mental and technical and he was 'touched', "said Arrese. The former player considers that Juan Carlos Ferrero's pupil should be taking "that experience" of long games in the 'Grand Slam' and knowing how to "tighten and loosen" "He has a lot of intensity, he practically plays all the points at a lot of intensity and that you pay," he warned.

"But with a couple of years, he will have plenty of experience and the mentality to be a great player and do great things. You do not have to rush him, he is mentally prepared and he will not have any problem even if they put pressure on him, but he is Carlos Alcaraz and not You have to compare him with anyone," added Arrese.

In recent times, things have not gone according to the wishes of Rafael Nadal.

Things have not gone according to the wishes of Nadal

Recently, former Olympic silver medalist, Jordi Arrese, reflected on his compatriot Rafael Nadal and his injury.

Over the years, we have witnessed the 13-time Roland Garros champion bounce back from injuries and gone on to win the biggest honors in this sport. The 57-year-old stated, “Achieving what Rafa has achieved is practically impossible.

We will see if someone surpasses it”. He continued, “If Rafa recovers, he still has two or three very good years left because he has too good a level and is a mental predator,” stressed the Spaniard. At the French Open, there were high hopes as usual.

However, Novak Djokovic had other plans and dethroned Rafa in the semifinal. Following that, Rafa skipped the Wimbledon Championships and the Tokyo Olympics. He went and competed in Washington but lost in the early stages. He then flew back home to work on his injury and soon ended the season as he needed to treat his injury. We hope to see him compete as soon as possible.

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