In a video posted on YouTube, Rick Macci, historical coach of the Williams sisters and Jennifer Capriati, analyzed in detail the various aspects of Carlos Alcaraz's game. The latter showed off an uncommon completeness in these first months of the year.
Alcaraz had a dream start to the season, so much so that he has already been designated as the future ruler of men's tennis. In 2022, the very young Spaniard won two Masters 1000s, Miami and Madrid, and two ATP 500s, Rio and Barcelona.
The player of Juan Carlos Ferrero, who has chosen to skip the Italian Open, will be one of the very first favorites at the Roland Garros. During the formidable week in Madrid, the 19-year-old from Murcia had the satisfaction of beating his idol Rafael Nadal, number 1 ATP Novak Djokovic and defending champion Alexander Zverev in sequence.
According to many players and insiders, Carlos is the strongest in the world right now. Recall that the Iberian currently occupies the second position in the Race, behind Nadal.
Rick Macci on Alcaraz
Macci said: "Carlos Alcaraz is undoubtedly a generational talent.
I have never seen such a complete 19-year-old in my entire life. He has all the credentials to have a phenomenal career, but a lot will depend on how he is able to handle the pressure. If he succeeds, he will become one of the greatest ever.
In Alcaraz's game there are features of Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. He moves very well, he never gives up, he catches the ball very early and has a remarkable explosiveness. In addition to being continuous, he manages to express incredible power.
This guy is different from all the other players." Interviewed by MARCA, Carlos did not hide his goals: "There are three Grand Slams this year and the goal is to win at least one. Having won the Mutua Madrid Open gives me the right confidence to try to conquer Roland Garros."