Juan Carlos Ferrero hints there is more to come for “beast” and “animal” Carlos Alcaraz

The Spaniard exhibited unreal strength to keep the physical intensity high throughout the match.

Juan Carlos Ferrero hints there is more to come for “beast” and “animal” Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz (Via Imago)

Spanish tennis ace Carlos Alcaraz scripted history on Sunday when he beat Alexander Zverev in the 2024 Roland Garros final. Not only did he win his first French Open title but also became the youngest player to win a Grand Slam title on all three surfaces. He left behind a legend from his country, Rafael Nadal.

Alcaraz played like an elite athlete and received immense praise from all corners. Not just experts and fans but his opponent, Alexander Zverev also could not stop himself from singing words of praise for the Spaniard. Zverev was so impressed with Alcaraz’s physical strength that he went on to call him a “beast” and an “animal”.

The German also talked about working hard to match Alcaraz’s level. While everyone is busy praising the Spaniard for his impressive strength and gameplay, Alcaraz’s coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero says that this is not the best version of the 21-year-old Spaniard. A few days back, Ferrero said that there is still a scope for development.

A player’s development should never stop. Even the best players in the world have that need to continue working and improving. Otherwise, the monotony and boredom would become too much and you wouldn’t be able to practice with the motivation required to improve...Now he’s a player who’s achieving things and acquiring the necessary experience to realize when he’s failing at something and when he has to improve things… As you build that experience, you just know those things.
Juan Carlos Ferrero said about Carlos Alcaraz a few days back. (H/T: Inews)

A special win for a special player- Carlos Alcaraz!

While Carlos Alcaraz will continue to evolve as a player in the coming years, the 21-year-old Spaniard has already shown great signs of maturity. Battling injuries, lack of practice, and self-doubt midway through the match, Alcaraz fought everything to reign supreme at the Court Philippe Chatrier.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz (via IMAGO)

The Spaniard talked about his struggles before the tournament started and also about how he had to push himself when the intensity seemed to go down during his final match against Alexander Zverev. Alcaraz said that he kept reminding himself about the importance of the occasions even when things did not go his way.

I didn’t play my best tennis in the third set, but we were in a final of a Grand Slam, so it was the time to give everything. It was the time to find solutions, and starting the fourth set at 40-0 helped me a lot to relieve a little bit. Play my style, my game, and in the fifth set, it was time to give everything I had inside.
Carlos Alcaraz said while talking to Eurosport after the win.

Nevertheless, it was a win in five sets for Alcaraz and he was able to fulfill his childhood dream. The Spaniard now has three Grand Slam titles to his credit and all three have come on different surfaces. Also, two of the three wins have been hard-fought for Alcaraz, showing how capable the youngster is about handling pressure.

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