"He's a strange player," Davydenko rips Carlos Alcaraz and Spanish tennis



by LORENZO CIOTTI

"He's a strange player," Davydenko rips Carlos Alcaraz and Spanish tennis
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In an interview granted to the Russian website Championat, the former tennis player Nikolay Davydenko made sensational statements aimed at hitting the young Carlos Alcaraz with very harsh words. The former Russian player highlighted the Wimbledon winner's tendency towards injuries in recent periods, which has been rather frequent and worrying.

"For me Alcaraz is a very strange player. They happen because in the Spanish tennis academy there is a huge physical workload. They prefer supernatural physical training. They give more importance to this than to tennis. For them, tennis takes second place.

They say you have to run first and then start playing on the other side of the pitch. The body cannot withstand additional strain. Of course it's too early to have your first injury at 20. but others will follow: it's a chain," analyzed the former winner of the ATP Finals.

And in the meantime, Alcaraz and Nadal will play an exhibition event broadcast by Netflix

Carlitos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal will be the protagonists of the first exhibition match live streamed on Netflix on March 3, 2024.

An absolute novelty that demonstrates how much the American company wants to invest in tennis, after the production of the TV series Break Point, a product dedicated to disseminating the behind-the-scenes stories that accompany the season of some of the best players on the Tour.

The match, called The Netflix Slam, will be played in Las Vegas at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. "I'm very excited for my first match in Las Vegas, one of the most iconic and fun cities in the world.

I am also very excited to play with my countryman Rafael Nadal. I'm sure it will be a fantastic evening," said the young Spanish tennis player. We recall that Carlits closed the 2023 tennis seaspn reaching the semifinals of the year-end Master in Turin, defeated by Novak Djokovic, eventual champion of the ATP Finals.

Carlos Alcaraz Atp Finals