With his amazing talent, being number 11 in the world, he slowly became a crowd favorite Carlo Alcaraz is one of the most sought-after teenagers on tour. Already a Masters champion with two more titles to complete his trophy case for titles won at all stages of the Tour, Alcaraz is fast breaking through the ranks.
With a sensational performance in March, where he made a Davis Cup winning debut for Spain and then reached the USA for the Sunshine Double, Alcaraz returned home with several records. With a semi-final run in the 2022 Indian Wells Masters and a title at the 2022 Miami MastersAlcaraz is now only 29 points away from making the top 10.
With the Tour moving towards the Golden Swing and knowing that Carlos’ first two titles are on the floor, many believe the teenager will find success in the coming weeks, including the fact that he is a title contender for the 2022 French Open is and says so will no longer be ‘upset’ when claiming the major. But coaches Juan Carlos Ferrero doesn’t think the surface is best for the teenager.
“We’re not sure (laughs). We talk about it sometimes and he’s not sure either because he started training more on hard courts a year ago. He had hardly competed on hard courts. With his style of play, which consists of going forward a lot, going to the net and being aggressive, I knew he could adapt well to this type of pitch and even grass. When he’s 100% trained he might be able to give a little more on clay, but we’re keeping the door open for hard courts in the future.” said Ferrero, as reported by WeloveTennis.
Carlos Alcaraz expects a debut next week
After a successful trip to the US, Alcaraz next plays at 2022 Monte Carlo champion where he will make his tournament debut. He is currently 6-0 on clay after winning Rio Open 2022 and then also played a Davis Cup tie played on clay. In his current form he is certainly a contender for the Masters title.
Also read: “Nick Kyrgios deliberately runs this show like McEnroe” Anke Huber believes that the sport needs more characters like “Emma Raducanu”.
https://firstsportz.com/tennis-carlos-alcaraz-is-not-sure-himself-coach-ferrero-makes-a-shocking-claim-ahead-of-the-clay-season/ ‘Carlos Alcaraz isn’t sure himself’ Coach Ferrero makes shocking claim ahead of clay-court season FirstSportz