Carlos Alcaraz gained some huge momentum before he was finally stopped by Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinal of the French Open 2022. He had won the Barcelona Open, and the Madrid Open and even though he would be a bit disappointed with the French Open result, he took some time off to prepare for Wimbledon. Though Alcaraz has not played any grass-court event as a warmup to Wimbledon, it was a wise decision after the tough loss at Phillipe Chatrier.
Alcaraz is one of the biggest talents and he has shown that he is a great mover on the court, regardless of the surface. He is again one of the top contenders to make it deep at SW19. Alex Corretja also agreed that time off was a good thing for Alcaraz. He said: “Carlos Alcaraz is very inspiring, he just goes with the flow. He works hard.”I think it was good for him to stop after Roland-Garros, losing in the quarter-finals against Zverev – such a tough match – and then he took time off.”
Alex Cirretja believes Carlos Alcaraz is doing great reserving himself for big tournaments.
Corretja, a former world number 2 believes that Alacarz can be quite dangerous at Wimbledon. He said: “I mean, Carlos, he’s so explosive that anything can happen with him.” He also added, “We will see how he adjusts because he didn’t have that many matches on grass and sometimes this is not easy, but he’s doing a calendar like the big champions, reserving himself for the important moments and taking time off just to be ready for the majors.”
He felt that Carlos would need a favorable draw to begin his campaign at Wimbledon and once in flow, the Spaniard would take some stopping. He said, “I’m sure he would have loved to play a few more matches,” “I hope it’s going to be enough. On grass, it depends also if you play someone that is a specialist or not, but if he has a chance to play a couple of matches on those courts and he gets the confidence back, he’s going to be dangerous.”
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