US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz’s childhood tutor on handling success and pressure

Carlos Alcaraz is absolutely in love with tennis, according to his coach Kiko Navarro, and the 19-year-old Spaniard isn’t likely to reach a point where he would burn out. Alcaraz, who is only 19 years old, is the youngest No. 1 in the world and the youngest Grand Slam and Masters champion.

1 in the annals of tennis. Alcaraz became the first player to win a Grand Slam after defeating Casper Ruud in the US Open final, following his two Masters victories earlier in the year. Alcaraz‘s youth coach, Navarro, believes the 19-year-old will handle all that comes his way.

Even if he goes two years without capturing a Grand Slam, Navarro told Eurosport Espana, “I don’t think it will damage him.” “I am familiar with him, and I know that he enjoys tennis too much to lose focus. He will never burn out because he will always have goals.

Alcaraz says there is undoubtedly potential for improvement.

Coach Juan Carlos Ferrero said something that was unsettling to the rest of the field after Alcaraz claimed his first Grand Slam victory at the US Open. Alcaraz, in Ferrero’s opinion, is only performing at 60% of his ability and still has a lot of room to grow as a player.

Alcaraz acknowledged that he agrees with his coach’s assessment of his ability to elevate his performance when questioned about it. Juan Carlos is right, and I concur. I’m operating at 60% of my capacity. There are several areas that need improvement. Over the years, Nadal, Djokovic, and Federer all made significant progress.

I need to become better physically and mentally. also the tennis. I may remain in my familiar surroundings, Alcaraz said. Alcaraz has been predicted to be the face of the men’s game in the years to come, with Roger Federer retiring, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic reaching the end of their careers.

It would be intriguing to see if Alcaraz can win the ATP Finals later this year given how well he has handled pressure thus far.