Former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero spoke about the re-opening of his academy earlier this week which is based in Alicante, Spain. Among the players who train there are Pablo Carreño-Busta and Carlos Alcaraz. Speaking about the current state of affairs, Ferrero says, “We are used to having many people every day in the academy, from all over the world and using various services: Restaurant, Physio, Gym; of course Tennis and other sports … Reconciling all this is going to be very difficult." “This week we have opened to the local public following all the rules and recommendations: prior appointment, taking of temperature and disinfection when entering, etc.
In addition, we have limited an area of the academy for them and thus avoid being even close to the players who are still confined with us and starting a preseason facing the new competitive calendar." “From next week, following the limits of mobility that the government is establishing, our idea is to allow new local players to enter.
It will be obligatory to carry out tests to all those new people who want to come to guarantee the safety of those already inside. Our workers will also do the test as they can be reinstated. “ “The objective is to guarantee a safe environment for all the people that come.
We have the firm idea of being able to carry out our training campus like every summer, even if it is with a much lower capacity limit." Ferrero won the men's singles title at the 2003 French Open, and became World No.
1 in September of that year. He was also runner-up at the 2002 French Open and 2003 US Open and retired from the game in 2012. He has shifted his focus to coaching since then.