Carlos Alcaraz coach: ‘He was once a little noodle with no muscles… but there was something special’

JUan Carlos Ferrero, coach of Carlo Alcarazspoke to the press after his student’s triumph at the US Open winning the first Grand Slam of his career and becoming the youngest-ever No. 1 in the world Tennis history at 19 years old and 129 days old.

“I think Carlos Alcaraz has got 60% of his game, he can improve a lot of things, we know he has to keep going. Now that he’s number one he has to keep winning, we know that and I’ll remind him .” es”, explained Ferrero in statements reproduced by the agency EFE.

On the aspects that Alcaraz must perfect his game Ferrero stressed that “Alcaraz needs to improve the rest, serve needs to improve, backhand in certain situations, consistency, trying not to mentally fold at certain points. These are details that all players in general need to improve until one gives up .”

Ferrero: “From the first moment I saw things in Alcaraz that were different to other boys his age”

Juan Carlos Ferrero believes that “Carlo Alcaraz was born to play these tournaments, to play these matches” and revealed that “from the first moment I saw things in him that were different from other boys his age and I still see them now”.

Ferrero: “Alcaraz was a noodle without muscles… but he had something special”

Juan Carlos Ferrero spoke about seeing Carlos Alcaraz play for the first time: “When he came to the academy he was a noodle, he was fast but he had no muscles but we saw something very special.”

“I first saw him when he was 12 or 13 years old. He came to the academy and we trained one day. He was very small but you could see everyone was talking about him. He had everything he has now, but in a small way,” he added.

“Officially, I went to him when he had his first ATP Point, at the age of 14. I saw this match where he played very well one set and hit a big mess in the second. But you could see that at 14 years old and with no physique, he was competing for him with very tough competitors. There were no contacts yet for us to work together,” Ferrero said.

This is how Juan Carlos Ferrero experienced the game between Alcaraz and Casper Ruud

Juan Carlos Ferrero also explained his feelings during the US Grand Final with it Carlo Alcaraz won 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1) and 6-3 against Kasper Ruud.

“Today I didn’t suffer that much but all week I suffered a lot. I saw Carlos play well although you could see he had some doubts in the second set,” Ferrero told Eurosport.

“I thought he was going to loosen up after the first one but he didn’t succeed and then I saw him a little bit tired ex Spanish Pro turned coach now.

“I told him to go into the match and feel like he was going to win. Because he felt like he was a little behind in the second set and didn’t score any winning points. I told him that it wasn’t about it should lie when he loses and I felt like he was going all out,” he said Alcaraz‘s coach about the game.

“It’s not the first or the last he’ll play for Grand Slam Finale and I told him not to hesitate and bet on the game and play his game. And if he could, he would win the final.” Ferrero closed.

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