The Spanish tennis player, Carlos Alcaraz (Reuters / Stephanie Lecocq)
After an outstanding season, Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz only has one more appointment before hanging up his racket until next year: the exhibition tournament in Mexico. After that, it will be time to rest and regain strength to face the ATP circuit again and try to improve oneself and recover the number one in the world, the one that Novak Djokovic has taken from him this year. And the thing is, the last few months were not as expected for the Murcian, who had a bittersweet end to the season. The Spaniard even stated that the season had been a bit long for him mentally.
Now, with the season over, many have analyzed the Spaniard’s year, including Boris Becker, Rune’s coach and former tennis player, who has his own opinion about what Alcaraz’s season has been like. “Anyone can have a good tournament or a good year from time to time, but maintaining that level over the years is the real challenge. Dueling with Djokovic, becoming world number one and winning Wimbledon for the first time: maintaining this level is the most difficult thing in tennis,” he said in an interview with Eurosport.
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In addition, he has also analyzed what could have happened to the Spaniard during the last months of the year, where several titles escaped him; and his conclusion is: lack of evolution. “The other players have realized how you have to play against Alcaraz to have a chance against him. That’s what has happened. Other players have evolved and Alcaraz has not.” Despite these harsh words, he has not hesitated to recognize the good tennis of the Murcian, where he has valued his footwork, his serve and his forehand.
“He continues to play fantastic tennis. I love watching him play tennis at his best, with his footwork, his variations, his serve and his forehand. But the best players have adapted to this and know how to counter it,” says Becker. That is, the coach explains that this is only part of the learning that every tennis player carries out throughout his career. And he adds: “He will now train something new or different with Juan Carlos Ferrero in winter and will improve. His task is to continue developing his strengths. And I am also convinced that we will see a very strong Carlos Alcaraz at the 2024 Australian Open.”
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Some words that have not gone unnoticed by the Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios, who has written on his account on the social network A somewhat ambiguous message that does not make it clear exactly what the Australian means by it. It may be a defense from Murcia or it may not.
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