Paul Annacone has expressed his optimism for the young Carlos Alcaraz’s future and also credited his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero for his road to success.
20-year-old Carlos Alcaraz has won two Grand Slam titles and has won 10 other ATP singles titles. Alcaraz at 19 years, 4 months, and 6 days became the youngest player and the first teenager to top the singles ranking after winning the 2022 US Open.
Paul Annacone has praised Carlos Alcaraz for the immense success that he has enjoyed at such a young age. He believes that if the Spaniard can stay healthy and keep himself away from injuries, he can win many more titles in the future. He credited Juan Carlos Ferrero who has coached Alcaraz since he was a little kid for instilling in him the right skill set to become the ‘most complete young player’.
“I think Alcaraz, if he could stay healthy, should be a multiple, multiple Grand Slam winner. Is he going to get 20? I have no idea. I don’t even like to guess stuff like that, but if he stays healthy with his athletic skill set, & from what I’ve seen…..Look, I don’t think we have mentioned enough what he’s gone through with Juan Carlos Ferrero. Juan Carlos Ferrero has taught him since he’s been a little kid. And he’s the most complete young player I’ve ever seen in my life.”-Paul Annacone in a podcast
Annacone has insisted on not comparing Alcaraz with the other Spanish legend Rafael Nadal in their qualities and achievements. He has pointed out that Alcaraz’s biggest skill is to make the right decision at crunch moments which is not so common in players and is overwhelmed by his coach’s contribution to this.
Carlos Alcaraz will start his 2024 campaign without a coach
Carlos Alcaraz who finished this season as the No.2 player is all set to compete at the 2024 Australian Open. But it is equally disheartening that he would be traveling to Australia without his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Juan Carlos Ferrero will be missing the 2024 Australian Open as he is recovering from an arthroscopy on his left knee. According to a Spanish newspaper, he won’t be able to travel for the Grand Slam event.
“The Murcian coach has undergone an arthroscopy on his left knee that will prevent him from traveling to Antipodes Tour and will be replaced by Samuel Lopez.”-Spanish newspaper Marca