Coach Gunter Bresnik offers assessment of Carlos Alcaraz's game

Bresnik impressed by the talent of Alcaraz.

by Dzevad Mesic
Coach Gunter Bresnik offers assessment of Carlos Alcaraz's game

Tennis coach Gunter Bresnik sees a lot of promise in Carlos Alcaraz as he thinks the Spaniard could win a Grand Slam as soon as this year if he continues his rapid rise. Alcaraz, 18, has had an impressive start to the year as last month he made it all the way at the Rio Open and now he is enjoying a career-high ranking of No.

19 in the world. On Wednesday, Alcaraz defeated Gael Monfils 7-5 6-1 to reach his first Masters quarterfinal in Indian Wells. A match earlier, Alcaraz destroyed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2 6-0- "He does a lot of lifts on both sides, he serves well, he moves well, he's not afraid of anything… I repeat, if he continues like this, he can win a Grand Slam this year.

He pushes all the players to their limits. What he did against Bautista… It was scary! Bautista is a very solid player. Crush him like that… He hits two, three shots and then always finds an opening to land a winning shot," Bresnik said of Alcaraz, per We Love Tennis.

Alcaraz defeated Bresnik's pupil

Even though Bresnik spoke extremely highly of Alcaraz, he believed Monfils could beat the Frenchman. "It means a lot to me," Alcaraz said after reaching his first Masters quarterfinal.

"It's really special to be in the quarter-finals in a Masters 1000. I'm really proud of the level that I'm playing this tournament. I love this tournament and being in the quarter-finals here is pretty good." Alcaraz is constantly improving and he is one of the fastest improving players on the Tour.

"I'm going to be happy if I keep the level [from tonight], but I always say that you can improve every day, you can do better every day," Alcaraz added. Alcaraz is guaranteed a new career-high ranking when the ATP rankings list gets updated on Monday.

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