Alcaraz’s coach Ferrero talks about Carlitos’ development

Carlos Alcaraz's development into a formidable tennis champion has been greatly influenced by Juan Carlos Ferrero. After a workout, the former world champion gave some behind-the-scenes information about his rising star, noting crucial aspects of their collaboration and Alcaraz's growth.

Alcaraz With His Coach
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Juan Carlos Ferrero had a big impact on Carlos Alcaraz’s growth into a tennis champion. During a training session, the former world champion shared some behind-the-scenes details about his developing talent, highlighting key elements of their partnership and Alcaraz’s development.

Ferrero and Alcaraz share a connection that exceeds the usual coach-player dynamic, and Ferrero believes that a player’s growth should never end.

Ferrero expressed his thoughts about Alcaraz’s development in a recent interview and said: “A player’s development should never stop. Even the best players in the world need to continue working and improving. Otherwise, the monotony and boredom would become too much and you wouldn’t be able to practice with the motivation required to improve. Indeed, you don’t have to be as on top of it as when you were 15, 16 or 17. Now he’s a player who’s achieving things and acquiring the necessary experience to realise when he’s failing at something and when he has to improve things. As you build that experience, you just know those things.”

Ferrero further said: “Our relationship is still the same. It’s a very close relationship that can change at different moments during the day. There are times when I’m purely his coach, but at other times I’m his friend. It’s true that kids today, as they get older, find it harder to always say ‘yes’. It’s a slow process of maturity that will come naturally as the years pass. And at 21, I don’t think anyone has been mature at that age. Playing tennis, you mature a lot earlier, but I think he still has a ways to go because he’s very young.”

Alcaraz at the French Open, ranking, and results in 2024

Carlos Alcaraz

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2024 Highlights

Currently ranked no.3, the Spaniard achieved a 24-5 win-loss record in 2024. Alcaraz is now having a run at the French Open where he defeated the world no.107 Jeff Wolf 6-1 6-2 6-1, the world no.176 Jesper De Jong 6-3 6-4 2-6 6-2, the world no.28 Sebastian Korda 6-4 7-65 6-3, the world no.21 Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3 6-3 6-1, the world no.9 Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 7-63 6-4 and the world no.2 Jannik Sinner 2-6 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3.

Carlos Alcaraz will face the world no.4 Alexander Zverev in the final on Sunday at 2:30 pm on Court PHILIPPE-CHATRIER. Their actual record is 7-4 for Zverev.

Carlos clinched 1 title in 2024 in Indian Wells.

Carlos won 14 titles in his career: 4 on hard courts, 7 on clay courts, 1 on indoor courts and 2 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)

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