Carlos Alcara has gained significant fame in the global tennis world at the age of seventeen. His entrance is promising to say the least, some call him a genius. There is a welcome talent for a sports country like Spain, which will soon have to say goodbye to Rafael Nadal as a national representative in professional tennis. Nadal is second in the men’s tennis ATP rankings after Novak Djokovic.
Lowest entry in the top 500
“I feel that I can reach the top with hard work. It is my dream to be number one in the world and for this I train as much as possible every day”, in a conversation with the newspaper El País, in a manner of humility and confidence. Says Alkraj with mixed stakes. His confidence is not unfounded: This year he entered the ATP Top-500 as the youngest player at number 492 and has already reached 136. Without an epidemic. , Alcaraj will probably end too much this year.
In 2018, he received his first ATP points at the Futures tournament in Murcia at the age of fourteen. At the age of fifteen, Nadal did the same. This year Alcaraz won his first match on the professional tennis circuit in Rio de Janeiro. Here he defeated Albert Ramos, who was 16 years old. In August he won his first Challenger tournament in Italy, followed by victories in Barcelona and Alicante. With these achievements, he was the youngest tennis player after Richard Gasket (who was 16 years and ten months) to claim all three victories. With this, he immediately qualified for the Grand Slam tournament Roland Garros in Paris, where Nervous then played tricks on him and had to leave the tournament after the first round.
Number 3 in the world for players under 20
Elkraj ranks third in the rankings of players born since 2001, after nineteen-year-old Janik Sinar (ranked 37th on the ATP list) and eighteen-year-old Lorenzo Musetti (number 127 on the ATP list) at number one. number two. Alkraj tries to care as little as possible about the high expectations that he already has. “He only goes into a negative spiral and once you’re in it, it’s hard to get out,” the young tennis talent said. The team they have tries to keep their feet on the ground as much as possible. His discipline and manners during training are highly appreciated by his supervisors.
Tony Martinez Cascales discovered Spanish tennis talent Juan Carlos Ferrero, now the young Carlos Alcaraz’s trainer. Martinez Cascales is also closely involved in Alkraj’s training courses and portrays him as a unique disciple, who will rise to the global top in the foreseeable future. Trainer Ferrero has predicted that Alkaraj will reach the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam tournament in a year’s time and that he himself could be counted among the absolute global tennis top in ten years. He said, “I’m not playing tennis 24 hours at the moment, but if I want to get to the top, I have to do that. I’m getting better every day and start feeling more and more like a professional tennis player I am doing, ”says Alkaraj, who himself has every confidence in a successful tennis career.