Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest Grand Slam quarterfinalist since 1990. Together with Felix Auger-Allassime of Canada, Alcaraz will play the youngest quarterfinal of the US Open since 1984.
Carlos Alcaraz has improved a lot this year. And this is not surprising, given that he is personally trained by the famous , in the recent past, tennis player Juan Carlos Ferrero
Carlos Alcaraz’s current coach is Juan Carlos Ferrero
In Spain, Carlos Alcaraz trained at the JC Ferrero-Equelite Academy. There he was noticed by a former tennis player and academy head Juan Carlos Ferrero. And he took on coaching personally when Alcaraz just turned 16 years old.
Juan Carlos Ferrero is a Spanish tennis pro with 16 wins at the ATP tournaments, one Grand Slam title (Roland Garros 2003), former number 1 in the ATP ranking. He ended his career in 2012 and began coaching at his academy.
Under Ferrero’s guidance, Alcaraz became one of the most progressive tennis players of 2020. He became the Newcomer of the Year when he climbed from the top five to No. 141. Alcaraz continued to rise and reached the top 60 of the ATP rankings and he’s certainly not the limit.
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Carlos Alcaraz talked about training with Juan Carlos Ferrero.
“He influences my game in a way no other coach could. Ferrero understands what’s going on in his life because he’s been through it himself-this pressure. It’s hard for me to open up about it, but I trust Ferrero 100 percent. I try to tell him everything I’m going through. If there’s a problem I go to him. It helps a lot.”
The coach of Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz, Juan Carlos Ferrero talked about comparisons of his mentee with Rafael Nadal.
“I’m used to people liking comparisons. Everyone is waiting for the man who will replace Nadal. But you shouldn’t compare Carlos and Rafa. Alcaraz has to find his own way on his own and not wait for the same successes to come along. It’s hard to be guided by the best in history,” Ferrero said.