Carlos Alcaraz reveals the secret of his grass-court tennis

The Spaniard explained why he feels so comfortable on this surface, in the interview after qualifying for the 2nd round of the Queen's Club Champonships

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Carlos Alcaraz reveals the secret of his grass-court tennis
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Carlos Alcaraz is facing young Briton Jack Draper, in these minutes, in the 2nd round of the Queen's Club Championships. The winner of Roland Garros will face one of the most insidious youngsters on grass-courts, considering the Briton's victory in Stuttgart against Matteo Berrettini. It must be said, however, that Carlitos is also a dominant opponent on this surface. Initially, many doubted his level on grass, but right from the start, Alcaraz proved everyone wrong and showed that he is competitive on grass-courts, where - at just 21 years old - he has already won Wimbledon and Queen's and has an average of 17 wins and only 2 losses when playing on grass.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

In an interview with Tennis Channel, Carlitos touched on many topics, explaining why he is very comfortable on grass courts.

"I love playing on this surface and I think it suits my style perfectly. The experience of getting to this stage of the season is very stimulating for me and is a total change from the dynamics we see on other surfaces. On grass I can play my tennis and really aggressively, I can go to the net and enjoy my game. I think my attitude on the court changes from time to time when I play on this surface, I have to adapt and understand this that happens, but in general I don't complain about playing on grass," explained the young Spanish tennis player.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz© Luke Walker / Stringer Getty Images Sport
 

These last sentences perhaps refer to the fact that several Top-10 players have expressed their dissatisfaction with playing on this surface and not everyone is happy to play on it. Alcaraz is certainly not one of them. He now heads to the challenge against Draper, probably the match of the day between today's tournaments in Halle and Queen's.

What is certain is the adaptability of the young Spaniard on this surface is surprising. He is probably the only one of his generation to express such a high level on grass-courts. To this must be considered the type of grass on today's fields, which are much slower than twenty years ago.

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