Carlos Alcaraz‘s final detonation occurred in 2022. The 19-year-old Spaniard has won the US Open, two Masters 1000 events (in Miami and Madrid), two ATP 500 events, and the US Open (Rio and Barcelona). Murciano became the youngest world no. 1 in men’s tennis history after winning in New York during the summer.
When I was 19, I never imagined I’d reach the top. I’m in seventh heaven. To secure this position, I’ll have to put in a lot of effort “- “Carlitos” stated following the US Open. The Iberian also had the good fortune to defeat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on Madrid’s clay court throughout the season.
Given Djokovic‘s recurrent absences due to the vaccination controversy, some people think Alcaraz‘s first place finish is not totally deserving. The Serbian was forced to skip the American Masters 1000, the Australian Open, and the US Open (Indian Wells, Miami, Montreal and Cincinnati).
Juan Carlos Ferrero went into great depth in a lengthy interview with “Punto de Break” on his protege’s year.
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In a lengthy chat with our Puntodebreak colleagues, Juan Carlos Ferrero looks back on his career as well as the controversy surrounding his colt Carlos Alcaraz‘s first-place finish in the world.
He believes that it is well merited if he realizes that we may be able to dispute this feat that was accomplished under specific circumstances. The fact that Novak Djokovic did not compete in two Grand Slam tournaments and may have been able to win more titles—or not—is a reasonable reason for some people to believe that Carlos deserves this spot. However, we will never know for sure.
But in the end, I believe that this position is well-deserved, particularly if you win nearly all of the games you play over the year. I consider this year to have been highly fruitful. All viewpoints must be respected, but in my opinion, it’s merited.”
Former ATP player and Daniil Medvedev’s junior coach Jean-Rene Lisnard believes that Novak Djokovic‘s performance in the Australian Open has no bearing on how great he is “Regardless of whether he plays in the Australian Open or not, Djokovic will always be Djokovic.
Superovich is him! “said he. “What will happen to him if he does not participate in this or that tournament? Only the competition will be harmed. He battles for his rights, and I believe he has a point. I didn’t really like him before, but the worse things became, the more I felt sorry for him.
The only person in this tennis community who can call a spade a spade and do as he pleases is him “said he. This merits a lot of respect.