A renowned tennis coach Gunter Bresnik, believes Carloz Alcaraz, a teen sensation, can win a Grand Slam championship in 2022. The Spaniard received praise and adoration after defeating Bresnik’s apprentice, the Frenchman Gael Monfils.
In an interview with L’Equipe, Bresnik heaped praises over Carlos Alcaraz by stating “he is the future, no doubt”. The tennis enthusiast also went on to appreciate the 18-year-old’s potential and predicted that “He is probably capable of winning a Grand Slam this year.”
Besides showering praises for the Spaniard, Bresnik, who has mentored Dominic Thiem before, went on to state that he does not expect the Spaniard to repeat the same mistakes he feels Thiem and Zverev have made. “I always said that Dominic Thiem or Sascha Zverev would be the next World No. 1 after the Big 4. Medvedev doubled them because they failed to live up to expectations and ability. I don’t think Alcaraz will make those kinds of mistakes in the next two or three years”.
Since breaking into the top ranks, rising talent Carlos Alcaraz has been anticipated to be a significant winner. The young Spaniard only made his ATP debut two years ago, but he is already being hailed as tennis’ next major star. He has steadily risen in the rankings, and it appears that the 18-year-old is just getting started. Nevertheless, with all of this in mind, it is safe to assume that Brensik’s forecasts have a good possibility of coming true.
Carlos Alcaraz will lock horns against defending champion Cameron Norrie in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open 2022
Alcaraz has made a strong start to his Indian Wells campaign, having won the biggest championship of his career in the Rio Open, an ATP 500 event. He began his Indian Wells challenge against Mackenzie McDonald in the second round after receiving a bye in the first round, winning 6-3, 6-3. In the third round, he defeated countrymen Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-0, and in the fourth round, he eased past 35-year-old Gael Monfils in straight sets 7-5, 6-1. In the process, the 18-year-old became the tournament’s youngest player to reach the quarter-finals since Michael Chang, who was 17 at the time.
However, in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open 2022, the world No. 19 will face the defending champion, Cameron Norrie, and will be hoping to add the trophy under his belts.