Nicolas Almagro: "Carlos Alcaraz can become one of the greatest ever"
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 2479
In an interview with MARCA, Nicolas Almagro commented on Carlos Alcaraz’s victory in New York. He said: "Alcaraz has the characteristics of all great players. He has the hunger and determination of Rafael Nadal, the ability to cover the field of Novak Djokovic and the talent of Roger Federer.
From my point of view, what makes the difference is the calm with which he is dealing with various situations. It is not easy to manage such pressure at that age. He won his first US Open at just 19 years old, it is a stratospheric result.
He has shown everyone that he is predestined, that he is working to become one of the best ever. His career promises to give indescribable emotions." Justine Henin also paid tribute to the Spaniard: "Everyone expected him to lift the trophy after beating Jannik Sinner in the quarterfinals.
Casper Ruud played a great tournament, but in the end he won the best."
Carlos' win in New York
Alcaraz is literally over the moon after his US Open triumph, which made him the youngest number 1 in men's tennis history.
The 19-year-old Spaniard exploded in this 2022, winning two Masters 1000s in Miami and Madrid and two ATP 500s in Rio and Barcelona before winning in New York. The battles against Marin Cilic, Jannik Sinner and Frances Tiafoe did not undermine the physical stamina of Carlos, who completed the work against Casper Ruud in the final.
He said: "I never thought I would achieve such results at 19, it all happened so quickly. I have dreamed of all this since I was a child. Being able to lift this trophy gives me a wonderful feeling. Right now I just try to enjoy myself.
the moment. Obviously I am hungry and I want to win again, I hope to stay at the top for many years. I will work harder and harder to be able to enjoy these emotions again."