In a recent interview, Barcelona’s ATP director David Ferrer has spoken about his opinion on his compatriots Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz. Ferrer explained: “Carlos Alcaraz is already a great player and he will become much better than me, that’s for sure.
As for the comparison with Rafael Nadal, I would be very careful. Rafa is a legend of modern sport, whose results are hard to match. Carlos has a long way to go, but I’m sure he will reach the top of the ATP rankings and win several Grand Slams because he lacks nothing technically and mentally.
I know his team very well, especially his manager Albert and his trainer Juan Carlos Ferrero. They are two very competent people, who will allow Alcaraz to fully express his talent.” At a press conference in Hamburg, Alcaraz revealed his next objectives: “For the moment I don’t pay too much attention to the rankings.
If I manage to win matches and tournaments, I will continue to climb the rankings. I would like to qualify for the ATP finals.” Alcaraz was the big revelation of this first part of the season. The young Spaniard achieved several feats in 2022, so much so that he has already been designated as the future dominator of the competition.Men’s tour.
Juan Carlos Ferrero’s player won the Masters 1000 in Miami and Madrid, giving himself the whim of beating Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the Iberian capital. As if that wasn’t enough, the Murcian also won the ATP 500 in Rio and Barcelona.
Carlos, on the other hand, needs another qualitative leap to win the Grand Slam, as shown by his premature eliminations at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
Nadal resumed training
During the excellent interview he gave to the airline Iberia, Rafael Nadal, after giving his definition of talent, discussing a potential coaching career and paying a fine tribute to his uncle Toni, this time revealed the advice he would give himself if he were a teenager.
“I’m not used to giving advice, but I always say that in order to be professional or to dedicate your life to something, you have to put other things aside. My career has always been a priority, but this didn’t stop me from hanging out with my friends and having fun, doing the things a normal kid does, even though I do them less often.
This is my advice to young people: remember to have fun, fight for your dreams and surround yourself with good people. This is what we try to do on a daily basis with them at the structure.”