Carlos Alcaraz's agent shares major non-tennis fear he has; That also scares RG champ

Agent Albert Molina shares one thing he absolutely does not want to happen to Alcaraz.

by Dzevad Mesic
Carlos Alcaraz's agent shares major non-tennis fear he has; That also scares RG champ
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Agent Albert Molina reveals one thing that concerns him in today's age is that people constantly have their phones out and someone secretly recording the 21-year-old Spaniard and putting something out of context could tarnish and damage the reputation of the three-time Grand Slam champion.

After sealing his first French Open victory on Sunday and also lifting a Grand Slam trophy for the third time in his career, Alcaraz rewarded himself with a trip to Ibiza. Since going to Ibiza was purely for relaxation purposes, Alcaraz took with himself only his friends while his agent stayed home. 

Appearing on El Paridazo de Cope show, agent Molina was jokingly asked if the new French Open champion brought his physio with him to Ibiza. Answering the question, agent Molina confirmed the 21-year-old Spaniard was alone with his friends.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz © Getty Images Sport - Dan Istitene

Then, agent Molina proceeded to reveal he had certain concerns about that trip but not because of Alcaraz or his friends. Since Alcaraz is now very popular and recognizable, he will naturally draw attention when he is in public. And since random people recording athletes and putting it on social media has become a norm, agent Molina just hopes the 21-year-old avoids some evil soul whose only goal would be to damage his reputation. 

Agent Molina: I don't want someone to secretly record him... He is afraid this will happen to him

For Alcaraz, maintaining his current image is very important not because he is now one of the biggest ambassadors for tennis but also because he is the face of some of the top brands. 

"He didn't want anyone. It scares me personally, but not because of Carlos. Because I know that the problem is that Carlos is very noble, it is not because of Carlos but because of the people he may have by his side and not because of his friends because they are good people," Molina said on El Partidazo de COPE.

"But hey, when you expose yourself so much outside, there are always people with a phone who can record something that may be taken out of context or may not be reality as it is. Because in the end a photo or a five-second video can convey things to you that are not real, lies. He is afraid that this will happen to him that it could be nailed to him at night in any situation of this type."

Carlos Alcaraz and Albert Molina
Carlos Alcaraz and Albert Molina © Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill

Agent Molina on if money changed Alcaraz

So far this year, Alcaraz has earned $4.5 million in tournament prize money. When it comes to his career earnings, the 21-year-old is already at $31.5 million. Also, there is certainly a significant amount of money Alcaraz has landed from his sponsorship and endorsement deals.

For a 21-year-old, Alcaraz has certainly accomplished a lot. But according to agent Molina, he remains a humble guy who still lives in the same house as his parents and still does things he used to do before he became a tennis superstar. 

"He normalizes everything. Of course, money has changed his life! But with a family like his, who is still in the same house, and has the same environment, it is very positive. Having more money allows you some more whims, but day-to-day life is the same as four years ago," Molina said.

But Alcaraz has changed a bit one aspect - agent Molina reveals the 21-year-old Spaniard is now open to starting or joining debates. 

"He is very noble. He is not the 14 or 15-year-old boy who always agrees because now he debates things with you, which is normal for someone his age, but he is still the same in character. His day-to-day life is easy: he likes to be happy," Molina explained. 

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz © Getty Images Sport - Michael Owens

Meanwhile, after Ibiza, Alcaraz is planning to go to London and kick off his grass season at the Queen's Club next week. For Alcaraz, Queen's is certainly a very special place since it was the tournament where his first title on grass came. 

Before the start of last year's grass season, Alcaraz didn't sound too confident about his grass chances. But then he won Queen's and realized that he was also capable of playing a high-level tennis on grass.

“It means a lot to me. Being able to win this amazing tournament in my first time that I played here for me is fantastic. To know that I’m [capable of] a good level on grass, obviously [to be] champion of every tournament feels special," Alcaraz said after winning his first grass title at the Queen's Club 12 months ago.

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