Toni Nadal: “We have many years left of a great Alcaraz”

Toni Nadal “clearly” sees the Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz, 19, as the future number one in the world since “there is no color between him and the other players of his generation”Rafael Nadal’s uncle and former coach assured this Wednesday.

“We have many years left of a great Alcaraz”, said Toni Nadal on the occasion of the presentation of the tournament he directs, the Mallorca Championschips ATP 250, which will be played at the end of June on the natural grass courts of the Mallorca Country Club in Calvià.

He recalled that he had already warned of Alcaraz’s potential in the last US Open. The current sixth player in the world had to withdraw due to an injury in the quarterfinals of the American tournament when he faced his pupil, the Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime.

“I already said that he was the best positioned to replace players like Roger Federer, Rafel Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who are already 40, 36 and 35 years old,” he said.

“Alcaraz has been demonstrating his potential in each tournament he participates in, in which I would highlight the speed with which he manages to generate power in each of his shots. It’s impressive, but apart from that, he’s a very complete tennis player, very fast, he practically plays very well and has it all,” he added.

Rafa Nadal’s mentor, the tennis player with the most Grand Slam titles (21), stressed that “He does not have to give any advice to Alcaraz, it would be missing more”.

“He has his advisers, a whole team that will surely guide him. There was already talk of Alcaraz when he was little and a few years ago his manager decided that he continue with (Juan Carlos) Ferrero. And it has been a good success because it has continued to improve. What he promised then he is fulfilling, “she settled.

Murcian tennis player 19 years old, who won the recent Mutua Madrid Open after defeating numbers 4 (Nadal), 1 (Djokovic) and 3 (Alexander Zverev) consecutively, “He will be one of the favorites at Roland Garros,” predicted Toni Nadal.

“We have many years left to enjoy Carlos”, accurate.

Regarding the Mallorca Championship, the only grass-court tournament played in Spain, Toni Nadal announced that They are “trying” for the Murcian tennis player to play in Mallorca, although “everything will depend on the calendar that his team chooses before the Wimbledon tournament,” he added.