Carlos Alcaraz‘s mental toughness, according to coach Patrick Mouratoglou, is already extraordinary, and the 19-year-athletic old’s skills are also a very outstanding aspect of his game. Alcaraz has seen an incredible rise in 2022, becoming the youngest No. 1 and winning a Grand Slam and two Masters titles in only this one season.
1 in the annals of tennis. Mouratoglou provided an explanation of how Alcaraz won the US Open in a video that was posted on his Instagram. “The first person is the most amazing in terms of his mental toughness; amazing. With all of these demands on him—the top spot, the first Grand Slam, the need to save match points while being physically worn out—and yet being able to perform, “In a video posted on his Instagram, Mouratoglou stated.
“The second is his bodily prowess. the ferocity and explosiveness paired with the force with which he strikes the ball on each and every shot. Third is how comprehensive his game is. No vulnerabilities; terrific from well behind the baseline as well as from close to it; 30% of his shots land within the baseline; excellent at the goal.
It’s incredible that all of this could occur at the age of 19.”
Alcaraz won his maiden Grand Slam match by defeating Casper Ruud.
Alcaraz defeated Ruud in the US Open final on Sunday with a score of 6-4 2-6 7-6 (1) 6-3.
Ruud was competing in his second Grand Slam final, while Alcaraz was playing in his first. Ruud lost another Grand Slam final against a Spaniard after falling to Rafael Nadal in the French Open final earlier this year.
In case he ever again reached a Grand Slam final, Ruud jokingly stated in his post-final press conference that he would want to avoid playing a Spaniard. Instead of the 19-year-old Spaniard, Ruud would have been rated first had he defeated Alcaraz in the US Open final.