From El Palmar to New York. From the world number 491 that he wore four years ago to the world number 1 in which he will appear this Monday in the ATP ranking after win the US Open in the first Grand Slam final he played. A stratospheric jump Carlos Alcaraz to become the youngest tennis player to reach the top at just 19 years and 4 months.
A spectacular feat full of records that the young Murcian tennis player has been breaking since he picked up his first racket at the age of three and based on work, passion and talent for being a tennis player, for being a champion and for aspiring to be better.
Conditions for tennis that his father Carlos he was able to see in his second son when he played with his brothers and friends at the fronton of the Real Sociedad de Campo in El Palmar, where he taught tennis and was the school’s director. “He asked me to sign him up for tournaments when he was only five years old, but at that age he couldn’t do it.” The first federation record was made at the age of eight so that he could play in a fry tournament. His father trained Carlitos until he was 14 years old when he, advised by Albert Molinahis manager, who discovered him in the Les Petits As tournament in France, asked him to join the Juan Carlos Ferrero academy.
At the Equelite de Villena academy, the progression of alcaraz It has been spectacular. From the hand of Ferrero the Murcian tennis player has taken giant steps in his tennis evolution. “He has everything as a tennis player and I see him as a number 1 and Grand Slam champion & rdquor ;, the coach explained when he stopped training alexander zverev and he bet on the Murcian tennis player and promised to help him on his professional path. This Sunday, at the Arthur Ashe power plant, Ferrero saw all his forecasts fulfilled. “It is not the first or the last time that he is going to play a Grand Slam final and I have told him not to hesitate and to go for the match. If he succeeded he would win the final.” he proudly told Àlex Corretja, on Eurosport.
– Carlos Alcaraz (@carlosalcaraz) September 12, 2022
Ferrero has been able to shape alcaraz almost in his image and likeness on the track. Much more. Ferrero has been like a second father to the tennis player and the architect of a project in which he has had the collaboration of a team made up of Juanjo Moreno, Sergio Hernández and Fran Rubio (physiotherapists), Juanjo López (doctor), Alberto Lledó and Álex Sánchez (physical trainer) and Isabel Balaguer (psychologist) who have helped him, along with Antonio Martínez Cascales (former Ferrero coach) to improve technically, physically and mentally.