Roger Federer has always expressed his admiration for rising star Carlos Alcaraz. The 19- year-old from Spain has recently said that the he wished he could play against Federer before his retirement. Unfortunately, that will not happen since Roger had just called it a career.
During a recent press conference, Roger said that he also wished that he could play Alcaraz. He recalled when they practiced together in Wimbledon when Alcaraz was still playing juniors. On that occasion, Roger was also impressed by Carlito’s coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero, who did not miss a single ball during the practice. Jean Carlos was also a former world number 1 player.
“I’m sad for not having a chance to play Alcaraz. Loved the US Open. Practiced with him once at Wimbledon when he was playing juniors and he did well. Then I was even more excited to practice with Ferrero, who didn’t miss a ball”
Roger Federer in 2022
Carlos Alcaraz in 2022
This year Carlos owns a composed 52-10 match record. The Spaniard conquered 5 titles in 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid and U.S. Open. The Spaniard was the finalist in Hamburg and in Umag.
He is also scheduled to play in Nur-Sultan (Astana Open). The main draw will start on the 3rd of October.
Roger Federer and Carlos Alcaraz have never faced off.