Spanish tennis legend Alex Corretja feels Carlos Alcaraz could be very dangerous at Wimbledon if he manages to finds his touch on grass. Alcaraz, 19, decided not to play any ATP events leading up to Wimbledon but he signed to play an exhibition match at the Hurlingham Club this week.
"I'm sure he would have loved to play a few more matches,” Corretja told Eurosport. “I hope it's going to be enough. On grass, it depends also if you play someone that is a specialist or not, but if he has a chance to play a couple of matches on those courts and he gets the confidence back, he's going to be dangerous.
I mean, Carlos, he's so explosive that anything can happen with him”.
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During the clay season, Alcaraz won Barcelona and Madrid but then failed to win his maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open.
After losing to Alexander Zverev in the French Open quarterfinal, Alcaraz returned to Spain and pulled out of Queen's. “Carlos Alcaraz is very inspiring, he just goes with the flow. He works hard," Corretja added. "I think it was good for him to stop after Roland-Garros, losing in the quarter-finals against Zverev – such a tough match – and then he took time off." Alcaraz has a good serve and plays very aggressive - a style of tennis that often leads to success on grass.
"On grass, he can do very well, there's no reason why not because you need to move well, and he does," Corretja explained. “You need to be aggressive. He is aggressive. You need to have a shot where you can hurt the opponent.
He's got a great forehand. Nice backhand. He's improving his serve, he's returning well." Alcaraz debuted at Wimbledon last year. In his Wimbledon debut, Alcaraz made the second round before losing to Daniil Medvedev.