Ferrero: "I have three children at home, Carlos Alcaraz is like the fourth"

Carlos Alcaraz was eliminated from the Roland Garros 2023 by Novak Djokovic, but his path is becoming super, also thanks to his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Ferrero: "I have three children at home, Carlos Alcaraz is like the fourth"

Carlos Alcaraz was eliminated from the Roland Garros 2023 by Novak Djokovic, but his path is becoming super, also thanks to his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero. The former world number one is leading Alcaraz with great skill in following in his footsteps, transferring to him, in addition to technique, human qualities of a certain thickness.

It is precisely the special emotional relationship that was born between the two, in fact, that ensures that the whole process is taking place in a healthy and solid way. "He is like my fourth child, I have three children at home and he is the fourth," said Ferrero in a recent interview with the Tennis Channel.

The coach then added: "I like the situation that is created, we create something more than a coach and a player and we have great respect for each other” .
Ferrero talks about his first meeting with Alcaraz The spark between Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Alcaraz dates back to around 2016.

The rising star of El Palmar, just thirteen years old, is preparing to find the teacher who can make his immense talent blossom. And the meeting, almost by chance, happened. Ferrero heard of a little boy who played really well, with an intensity and a variety of strokes different from the others, and therefore he decided to go and see him.

Well, that meeting was destined to turn his life upside down and that of Carlos himself. The two will join professionally in 2019 and from then on the rise of Alcaraz has proved unstoppable. "I met him when he was 12 or 13.

He was playing in a tournament. People would come up to me and tell me there was a guy who played very differently. He played with a lot of drop shots, went to the net and was very dynamic on the court," Ferrero told to the Tennis Channel.

Expectations on him are now legitimately very high, so much so that in many cases he is compared to the legend Rafael Nadal. Ferrero, however, has distanced himself from this kind of combination: "He is Carlos, obviously. I think for people now it must be a new dream.

I know it's difficult to win 22 Grand Slams, but at the same time you can see how much Carlos dreams, and I believe he will reach the top."

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