Former Serena Williams’ coach says Carlos Alcaraz’s US Open semifinal loss was the best thing for him

Coach Rick Macci states that Carlos Alcaraz's defeat in the US Open semi-final this year was the best thing that ever happened to his career.

Carlos Alcaraz Plays At The Us Open

According to Rick Macci, a former Serena Williams coach, Carlos Alcaraz’s loss in the US Open semi-finals this year was the most beneficial thing ever for his career. Alcaraz, who is only 20 years old, has already achieved significant success in the sport, having won two Grand Slam titles.

Alcaraz won the 2022 US Open title, but he was unable to defend it after falling to third seed Daniil Medvedev in the semi-final. The Spaniard also lost his top spot in the ATP Ranking when 24-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic passed him.

However, well-known coach Macci recently stated on social media that Alcaraz’s loss at Flushing Meadows would serve as inspiration for him to come back strongly the next season and possibly even dominate the Grand Slams.

Macci shared his thoughts about Alcaraz and posted on his official Twitter account saying: “The best thing ever for @carlosalcaraz was losing in the semis of the U.S OPEN. That painful stinging feeling will be a Priceless New York Gold Nugget in his back pocket for life and will IGNITE the Spanish Magician to bust through the Door and maybe grab 3 Slams in 2024.”

The 68-year-old had recently lauded Alcaraz in an interview, claiming the young star could take the game to a new level.

 

Carlos Alcaraz in 2023

Carlos Alcaraz

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26-6
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2023 Highlights

Ranked no.2, the Spaniard played his last match on the 8th of September when he lost to world no.3 Daniil Medvedev 7-6(3) 6-1 3-6 6-3 in the semifinal of the U.S. Open (draw).

This season Alcaraz has managed to achieve a composed 58-7 match record. Carlos clinched 6 titles in 2023 in Buenos Aires, Indian Wells, Barcelona, Madrid, London and Wimbledon. Alcaraz was the finalist in Rio de Janeiro and Cincinnati.

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Alcaraz's Record

Carlos Alcaraz

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