Alcaraz out to fend off the field
Forget the ‘Big Three’, Carlos Alcaraz was THE man on the ATP in 2022.
The Spaniard became the youngest ever world No.1 having rapidly transformed from a star of the future into a prize grabbing powerhouse.
The 19-year-old, for example, toppled Nadal and Djokovic in succession en route to Madrid Masters silverware, relishes the big occasion. The Murcia native isn’t deterred by anything, any scoreboard pressure and gets an extra boost by cajoling crowds into vehement support.
Coach and 2003 Roland-Garros champion Juan Carlos Ferrero knows exactly the emotions and expectations his hot-shot rich protégé is now experiencing. Their tight-knit, grounded team is set to guide this unique and explosive talent to a sustained period at the very top.
‘Charlie’ has already taken home the US Open title and the 19-year-old will be a key figure in writing the major narrative this season.