‘It is not good for him to be compared to a 20-time grand slam champion,’ Medina Garrigues on Carlos Alcaraz being compared to his idol, Rafael Nadal


‘It is not good for him to be compared to a 20-time grand slam champion,’ Medina Garrigues on Carlos Alcaraz being compared to his idol, Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz

Because of his nationality and career trajectory, Carlos Alcaraz is sometimes compared to Rafael Nadal. Despite being a youngster, Alcaraz, like Rafa, is already producing outstanding achievements. The 18-year-old has already claimed three wins, including the renowned Miami Open.

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Anabel Medina Garrigues, the Spanish team captain for the Billie Jean King Cup, discussed why it is appropriate to compare Carlito to Rafa during a recent interview. She said, “We are living it very enthusiastically. What Rafa has done over the years has been impressive and it is not positive for Carlos that we compare him with Rafa, but the truth is that in terms of progression, taking into account their age, the path of the two is very similar. Nadal himself says — and I agree — that Carlos is very similar to him. By character, physique, and bravery.”

She then goes on to say that He is unafraid and claims he wants to win Grand Slams and be the best player in the world. This gives us great pleasure to see that Nadal will be replaced at the top of the standings. It doesn’t mean he’ll win 20 Grand Slams, but he’ll be the next Spanish tennis legend. I had a lot of fun watching him play. He is nothing like Rafa; he has nothing to do with it; nonetheless, he plays very modern tennis: he is aggressive, strong, serves effectively, and enjoys hitting the net. He also enjoys performing on large stages.

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The 18-year-old has already got three titles and is gearing up to earn more and even a grand slam. The Spanish teen’s shot-making skill was on full show, with daring drop shots in difficult moments, precise touch at the net when needed, and sheer power from the baseline when needed. Alcaraz would often glance to his teammates in the fans and throw a happy shout or a knowing fist-pump, evidently more at ease as the day progressed.

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Tennis great Martina Navratilova said, ” For me, he’s one of the top four people that you have to talk about at every major now, along with Djokovic, Nadal, and (Daniil) Medvedev,” she said to the Tennis Channel. Alcaraz’s ascension has been rapid. He was rated No. 133 a year ago at this time.

But he’s made significant progress: qualifying for the third round of the French Open last year pushed him into the top 75, making the quarterfinals of the US Open pushed him into the top 50, winning a tournament in Rio de Janeiro in February pushed him into the top 20, and he’ll leave Miami inching towards the top 10.

There was no need to translate the scoreboard. Alcaraz was the greatest in Miami in any language. Let’s hope that this youngster continues impressing the crowd and the talent.

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