Tim Henman reveals 'scary element' in Carlos Alcaraz rise



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Tim Henman reveals 'scary element' in Carlos Alcaraz rise

Former British No. 1 Tim Henman says he is absolutely amazed by the level of talent Carlos Alcaraz possesses as he believes that "the sky is the limit" for the 18-year-old. Over the weekend, Henman watched the Miami Masters final, in which Alcaraz routed Casper Ruud 7-5 6-4 to win his first Masters title.

“It was an incredible performance,” Henman said on Amazon Prime. “These are images (of Alcaraz celebrating a Masters 1000 title) that we are going to see many more times in the future. All aspects of his game have been absolutely incredible.

You look at how quickly he’s developed. He’s still only 18, so to see him perform at this level, how aware he is and the attitude on the court – he’s just dealing with everything thrown at him and he was in a different league out there today.

"It's a huge moment for Alcaraz and a huge moment in our sport."

'If Alcaraz is doing this at 18, imagine what could happen in the future'

Alcaraz is just 18 but is already becoming a dominant force on the tour. Many, including Henman, wonder what could happen in a few years when Alcaraz further improves his game and becomes an even better player.

Alcaraz, who already has two clay titles in his collection, will be among top favorites to win the upcoming Masters events on clay. Also, many view Alcaraz as a legitimate contender for the French Open title. “When you break down his game and with him being so young still, there are areas he can improve on and that’s the scary element.

His rise has been so quick and if he continues with this attitude and game style it’s frightening to think how many big titles he’s going to win," Henman added. "This is his first Masters 1000. You'd say hard court is not his preffered surface, so moving forward the sky really is the limit."