Ferrero: “We must not make the mistake of comparing Carlos with Nadal”

Ferrero: "We must not make the mistake of comparing Carlos with Nadal"

Juan Carlos Ferrero placeholder image happened in the list of Spanish numbers 1 of the ATP ranking to Carlos Moya, and perhaps now as a coach he has before him the possibility of taking his pupil to the top of world tennis. Is about Carlos Alcaraz, who yesterday won the fourth Challenger title of his career in Oeiras to ensure his presence next Monday, for the first time, in the top-100 of the ATP ranking, being the youngest at present to be among the top hundred at 18 years old.

Despite that success and those to come, Ferrero wanted to reduce the euphoria of the fans at the press conference of the Portuguese tournament, mainly in relation to the comparison between the Murcian and Rafa Nadal: “It is normal that people want to have someone with a future after Nadal and the rest of the Spanish tennis players, but We cannot make the mistake of comparing what Carlos can be with what Nadal is. It wouldn’t do the Murcian good. He has to make his way and not think that he could be the next Nadal, because comparing himself with the best in history is a very difficult burden to bear “.

After conquering Oeiras, the Roland Garros qualifying round (May 24-28) appears on the road to Alcaraz, although he still has goals to meet for the remainder of the season. “Carlos has goals in terms of qualification. This year he intends to finish in the top 60 of the ranking and I believe that little by little he is taking the right steps in that direction. Until the end of the season you will have very good opportunities and You will receive some wild cards for ATP 250 and ATP 500 tournaments. All you need is to gain experience and play matches against many players. When this happens, he will realize that he can fight against great tennis players and even win some tournaments, “Ferrero acknowledged. The ceiling of the Murcian is yet to be discovered.

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