Rafael Nadal explains why he thinks it is unlikely things go wrong for Carlos Alcaraz

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Rafael Nadal explains why he thinks it is unlikely things go wrong for Carlos Alcaraz

20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal says it is "unlikely" things will go wrong for Carlos Alcaraz. Alcaraz, 18, is one of the most exciting prospects in a very long time. Last year, Alcaraz captured his maiden ATP title in Umag, won the Next Gen Atp Finals and reached a career-high ranking of No.

18 in the world. "When you have his potential and work as much as him, it's unlikely that things go wrong," Nadal said of Alcaraz, per Jose Morgado.

Some have called Alcaraz the new Nadal

Alcaraz, who has tipped by many to win multiple Grand Slams and become a world No.

1, vows to stay humble. “it’s really important to stay humble,” Alcaraz told Tennis.com. “This is what I thought when I was outside. Live with the top players, learn from them, be with them in the tour.

This is what I wanted when I was younger, and it’s amazing”. Alcaraz is coached by former world No. 3 Juan Carlos Ferrero. “I saw him practicing with people when he was 14, 15, 16, with people that have such a level and he was adapting his game to that game, so it was very normal to see him play at that level,” Ferrero said of Alcaraz’s results last year.

“I think he adapted very well and very fast to the tour. Already, he knows every single player on the tour, shakes hands and says hello to anyone”. Like Nadal, Alcaraz thinks he is a born competitor. “I think like Rafa, I have the competition in my veins, let’s say that.

I’m a competitive guy. With Djokovic, I will say the physical part. I think we are elastic guys, both of us. And with Federer, let’s say the aggressive part of the game. He does a lot of drop shots, go to the net, serve and volley,” Alcaraz explained.

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