The coach of Carlos Alcaraz weighs in on the Big Three similarities.

Even if Carlos Alcaraz‘s meteoric rise hasn’t shocked his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero, the 19-year-old still has a long way to go if he wants to catch Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic.

Alcaraz won his first Grand Slam championship on Sunday by defeating Casper Ruud in the US Open championship match. Alcaraz achieved the number one spot after defeating Ruud and taking home the US Open title. Alcaraz is the top-ranked player in the world at the age of 19, having won two Masters tournaments, and has already completed a Grand Slam.

According to Ferrero on the ATP website, “It’s happening very quickly and it’s a surprise to everyone, except for me because I train with him every day and I know what he can accomplish.” If not this year, I was certain it would be the following.

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Alcaraz being likened to the Big Three, according to Ferrero

“It will be challenging to duplicate their success in tennis. 22 majors are involved; it’s a long path, but who knows,” added Ferrero.

“He has the potential to be among the best; all he needs to do is work toward becoming one of the best.” Alcaraz‘s coach Ferrero believes that only 60% of his potential has been unlocked, which is the frightening aspect of his performance. Ferrero stated, “I think he’s at 60% of his game, he can improve a lot of things, and we know he has to keep growing.

We understand it now that he is No. 1, and I’ll remind him of this. He has to work on his serve, backhand in specific circumstances, consistency, and trying to maintain his composure. Up until they retire, every player must get better at these minor nuances.

Alcaraz has a strong coaching relationship with Ferrero, which is certainly a major factor in his success at such an early age.