Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta certainly enjoyed his time with Carlos Alcaraz during the Davis Cup weekend as he says the 18-year-old Spaniard is a well-behaved kid who has nice manners. Alcaraz, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No.
19 in the world, made his Davis Cup debut last week. Alcaraz enjoyed a good Davis Cup debut as he won his lone match played this past weekend. Alcaraz claimed a 6-4 6-3 win over Marius Copil on Friday and didn't play on Saturday since there was no need to play the fifth rubber since Spain sealed the crucial third point following Roberto Bautista Agut's win in the foiurth rubber.
"I’m happy about every good thing that happens to him, because he deserves it. As well as being a great tennis player, he’s very polite, very likeable, very nice and well-mannered," Carreno Busta said, per Mario Boccardi.
Carreno Busta: Alcaraz is 18 but impressive
Alcaraz has two ATP titles in his collection and he also won the Next Gen ATP Finals last year. Alcaraz is just 18 but he is already a top-20 player in the world and he has set high goals for himself.
Alcaraz works with Spanish tennis legend Juan Carlos Ferrero, a former Grand Slam champion and world No. 1. "When he’s on court, he doesn’t look like a boy. He is very mature, but of course off court he still has things to improve.
[His coach] Juan Carlos [Ferrero] knows what it is to be the No. 1 in the world and as that is Carlos’ goal, he takes care of a lot of things," Carreno Busta said. Alcaraz was scheduled to make his Davis Cup debut at the Davis Cup Finals last year but a positive COVID-19 test forced him out of the competition.
If Alcaraz continues to improve his game and play well, he can absolutely expect to receive a call for this year's Davis Cup Finals.