American tennis legend John McEnroe highlighted Carlos Alcaraz's movement as one of the most impressive things about the Spaniard's game. Alcaraz, who turned 19 a few weeks ago, is one of the most exciting prospects in a very long time and some believe he definitely has a chance to become an all-time great and leave a big mark in tennis history.
Reflecting on Alcaraz's game, McEnroe said Alcaraz might have a better movement than Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. “I mean, everyone loves him. I love him and he just brings like a fresh energy,” McEnroe told Reuters.
“He fights and he’s just got this youthful, like, bouncing (energy). He’s got a big game. He moves maybe better than almost anyone I’ve ever seen. He may move better than Nadal and Djokovic right now. He may move better than anyone on the tour right now.
That’s quite amazing. That’ll help win you some matches”.
McEnroe praised Alcaraz, Iga Swiatek
Alcaraz is considered as the one who will be the face of the men's tennis for many years, while Swiatek has already established as the new of the women's game.
Swiatek has won her last 32 matches and there is no doubt that she deserved to be the top-ranked player on the WTA Tour. Just like Alcaraz, Swiatek has an impressive movement and McEnroe thinks the Pole moves better on clay than Nadal, Djokovic and Serena Williams.
"She is an incredible athlete. I don't think I have ever seen a player - and this includes Nadal and Djokovic - that move, slide into their backhand, the open stance two-hander and the forehand," McEnroe said on Eurosport.
"I think Serena hits a bigger ball. I don't think she slides the way Swiatek does. I've never seen anyone so smooth on the clay courts."