Carlos Alcaraz He is one of the key names in Spanish sport in recent years. The Murcian has not only managed to become number one of the world challenging the hegemony of Novak Djokovichas also managed to win over the public and the press, nationally and internationally, thanks to his spectacular game and his naturalness before the cameras.
Born on May 5, 2003 in El Palmar (Murcia Region)In his environment, the number one in the world is affectionately known as ‘Carlitos’. His family is one of his fundamental pillars and it is common to see them in the stands enjoying the tennis player’s triumphs.
Next, we tell you ten curiosities of the life of Carlos Alcaraz which you may not know.
The ten things you don’t know about Alcaraz
He was born the year his coach was number 1
Almost 20 years ago, on September 8, 2003, the year Alcaraz was born, his coach, Juan Carlos Ferrerolost the US Open after being defeated by the American Andy Roddick 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) and 6-3. However, this did not prevent the Valencian from becoming number 1 in the world.
Yatra, the only singer on his Instagram
Browsing through the tennis player’s published photos on Instagram, the only famous person who does not belong to the world of sports who has managed to sneak into his ‘feed’ is Colombian singer Sebastian Yatra. The singer attended one of the Spanish’s matches during his participation in the US Open in which he was proclaimed the winner.
taller than average
The Murcian He is 1.85 meters tall, placing himself above the average tall over 100 best tennis players in the ATP ranking. The average height is 1.80 meters. Only twelve tennis players are below this average and there are others who touch or exceed the barrier.
not everything is tennis
Carlos Alcaraz does more sports as a hobby, in addition to tennis. Among these is golf and fishing, which he practices with his friends on his days off between tournaments. Also He is fond of playing chess. He masterfully handles pawns, queens, and bishops. His grandfather Carlos, with whom he regularly plays, instilled in him a passion for a sport that also helps him develop his mind.
The most influential Murcian
The Instagram account @carlitosalcaraz, as expected, has grown spectacularly in the number of followers. In one year he has gone from having some 50,000 followers to almost three million, thus becoming the most influential character on social networks. from the Region of Murcia.
His ‘master’ blow
Carlos Alcaraz’s favorite shot and one that has made him famous on the circuit is the left. His silk wrist allows him to masterfully execute that shot that forces his opponents to make a major effort to get to the net. “I do them for strategy and because I’m mentally blocked and I don’t know what to do”, he admitted about the left-overs.
Madridista at heart
The tennis player does not hide his great love for football and, more specifically, for the real Madrid. The Murcian was at the Bernabéu with the players celebrating the team’s victory in LaLiga in the 2021/22 season and in the Champions League final.
The multinational Nike noticed Carlos Alcaraz and signed him a long-term contract three years ago when I hadn’t even won a Challenger tournament. The American company has always dressed the best tennis players on the professional circuit, including Rafael Nadal.
Wawrinka, his prime ‘fan’
the swiss Stanislas Wawrinka He was one of the first veterans of the circuit who surrendered to the talent of Alcaraz. “He’s a player who can win on any surface. He’s young, he’s very good and he’s very confident. He’s going to keep working, keep improving and he’ll be able to win on any track,” he ventured.
Your family, your pillar
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia is the second child of the marriage between Carlos Alcaraz, tennis player and sports director of the Real Sociedad Club de Campo, and Virginia Garfia, of Seville origin. Alvaro, his older brother, has joined its technical team. The two little ones, Sergio and JaimeThey also play tennis.