Carlos Alcaraz’s victories in Miami have been accompanied every day by a dedication to his coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero. The former number one directed his pupil in Indian Wells and was going to do it in Miami, but he had to return hastily to Spain when his father died, Edward, March 20. “Juanki and Eduardo”, the Murcian wrote on the camera next to a heart after knocking down Stefanos Tsitsipas. “It’s for you, Juanki, this victory is yours”, he put it after getting into in his first Masters 1,000 final.
“Everything I have achieved is thanks to him. And even if he’s not here, he’s with me.” The 18-year-old tennis player pointed out at a press conference. His contact is permanent. During the first days, Samuel López was in his box, coach of Pablo Carreño, another tennis player from the Equelite Academy. Afterwards, the team was reduced to his agent at IMG, Albert Molina, and his physiotherapist, Juanjo Moreno.
Despite the absence of Ferrero, Alcaraz has felt “very sheltered” in Miamiwho has adopted him. “The public has been too generous. My father is also with me, three of my uncles have come to the tournament, I have a lot of people aroundhe explained.