Spanish tennis will be able to count on the presence of another superstar for at least another fifteen years, from Rafael Nadal to Carlos Alcaraz. Toni Nadalwho left Rafa to dedicate himself first to the Academy and then to Felix Auger Aliassime exspressed on the ascent of the young Spanish player.
After the extraordinary victory on hard court by Carlos in Flushing Meadows, the most famous uncle in tennis history obviously commented enthusiastically. He told: “In two weeks he has achieved what many tennis players dream of achieving for a whole career.
His precocity record will be really hard for anyone to beat.” Toni had never had any doubts about the potential of the boy from Murcia. Even though he did not expect he could reach the top of the ranking and win a Grand Slam at 19 and 4 months.
He added: “I was first told about him when he was 12 or 13 and I first saw him play when he was 14 or 15. He obviously impressed me,” he explained. “At present he has arm speed and leg speed that is not seen anywhere else on the ATP Tour.
We are talking about an extraordinary player.” During a long interview with El Pais'he also explained how Alcaraz is the tennis player who most of all has the options to replace Nadal, Djokovic and Federer. Alcaraz became the number one youngest in tennis history and the 10th teeanger to triumph in a Grand Slam tournament.
He endless the list of records, given that only in 2022 he grabbed his first ATP 500 and his first ATP 1000, beating both Nadal and Djokovic in a row in Miami before triumphing in the final against Alexander Zverev, now stopped for an injury.
The Spaniard will not be an integral part of the Davis group on day-1 against Serbia, obviously the orphan of Novak Djokovic who will be forced to stay between the ninth and twentieth position of the Race in order to participate in the ATP Finals in Turin. Spain will rely on Albert Ramos and obviously on the temporary number one Roberto Bautista Agut.