'I personally hope that Roger Federer can...', says former American ace

“I personally hope that Roger Federer…” says the former American ace

Carlos Alcaraz is definitely not having the best moment of the 2022 season and his entire early career. For the first time since becoming a stable professional tennis player on the big circuit, the Spaniard has lost back-to-back finals in even close tournaments on clay, the surface he probably most closely resembles and on which he has already had incredible results .

the 19 years. The Iberian recalls the mistakes he made in the final acts of the Hamburg and Umag competitions, losing to Lorenzo Musetti and Jannik Sinner respectively. It’s a situation that has never existed before and at the moment the Italians seem to be the real obstacles for the young player: out of the 7 overall, the top 5 have lost 4 because of the Italians.

The athlete, led by coach Juan Carlos Ferrero, will prepare to fly to the United States of America after this break on the track as he has been busy for two weeks on clay. Very soon the Montreal and Cincinnati Masters 1000 await him and then the Us Open, all events where he wants to be one of the protagonists.

Alcaraz recently achieved a truly amazing milestone that has allowed him to make history again. The Spaniard is the first tennis player at the circuit, even going into the past, managing to win 75 of the first 100 official matches at the grand circuit.

Nobody likes him and this album underlines that the Iberian is one of the most talented youngsters, with the future but also the present (almost) entirely his. The 19-year-old’s record was joined by Andy Roddick with 73 and John McEnroe with 72 on the podium.

Michael Chang, Mats Wilander and Andre Agassi all stopped at 70. First of the Big Three is Rafael Nadal with 67 wins; Novak Djokovic follows at 65 while Andy Murray reaches 63. Far away is Roger Federer with “only” 51 victories.

Andy Roddick talks about Federer

Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick is the latest to comment on Roger Federer’s return. “He’s aware of what he’s come back from after those previous knee surgeries,” Roddick said.

“He didn’t move that well, he was a shadow of what we know as Roger.” Roddick went on to express how “terrible” it was to see one of the best players in the sport struggle physically. “We need patience,” Roddick said.

“It’s horrifying to see the game’s icons go out because their bodies are failing. I personally hope he can come back and go on his own terms. I don’t care if he’s as good as he used to be, it doesn’t matter to me at this point,” added the American. “What matters is that he gets the send-off he wants.”

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