‘Remember the name,’ Stuart Fraser said in The times: We will be hearing a lot more from Carlos Alcaraz in the years to come. On Sunday, the 18-year-old Spaniard showed why he is considered the hottest youngster in men’s tennis by becoming “the youngest male champion in Miami Open history”. His 7-5, 6-4 victory over world No. 8 Casper Ruud was the culmination of “a meaningful two weeks” in which he also defeated two other top ten players, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Hubert Hurkacz. Alcaraz, who was 31st at the start of the season, is now 11th having won 18 of the 20 games he has played this year.
Make no mistake, Alcaraz is the real deal, Joel Drucker continued Tennis. com. He grew up in Murcia in southeastern Spain; he is coached by former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero; and he’s not just a potential star, he’s a “supernova” – the kind of player that comes along once a decade. His game is a “rare synthesis of tenacity and artistry” designed to terrify opponents. His groundstrokes are phenomenally powerful; nobody is faster on the pitch; and his game is wonderfully varied: feathery drop shots, skillfully angled volleys…everything. Such a range of skills would be impressive for any player. “To see that in an 18-year-old is mind-blowing.”
The rise of Alcaraz could also answer the ‘pending question’ of what will happen in men’s tennis one day Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer retire, said Tumaini Carayol The guard. So many new players have “risen to immense fanfare” and then fallen again. But with his great skills Alcaraz looks in a class by himself. The season is about to take its clay-court swing, Matthew Futterman said in the New York Times, and clay happens to be Alcaraz’s best surface. Depending on how the next two months go, he could “arrive as a favorite at Roland Garros”.
https://www.theweek.co.uk/news/sport/tennis/956374/carlos-alcaraz-new-tennis-superstar Carlos Alcaraz: The emergence of a new tennis superstar