Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz is one of the rapidly growing NextGen players in the ATP Tour. The 17-year-old recently made her Grand Slam main draw debut at the Australian Open as a qualifier. In a recent Q & A session with Marca, Alcaraz admits his training experience with idol Rafael Nadal was unique. And he is provoked to hit balls against none other than World No.1 Novak Djokovic.
“More Special & I Miss Him ”: Alcaraz on Training With Nadal and Djokovic
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are considerably the best tennis players in the world right now. Both of them have won a total of 38 Grand Slam titles so far. They are sources of motivation for the upcoming generation of people. For these reasons, rookies would always like to learn something while training with these legends.
However, when asked who the tennis player has most impressed you of those you have met or trained in recent months during the conversation.
“All players are good at training, but it is always more special to do it with your idol, which in my case is Rafa(Nadal). It was an unforgettable, unique experience that I will always keep,” Carlos Alcaraz said. (Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
And Alcaraz also emphasised that he only needs to practise with six-time year-end World No.1 Novak Djokovic. “I miss him and many more that I am also excited to play with(Serbian),” he added.
Carlos Alcaraz Storms Into Round of 16 at Andalucia Open 2021
To intend on scoring points to enter Roland Garros directly this year, World No.133 Carlos is competing in the Andalucia Open as a qualifier. He now has advanced into the second round in his debut after defeating Serbian qualifier Nikola Milojevic in straight sets.
Alcaraz will now face his compatriot and No.6 seed Feliciano Lopez for a quarterfinal berth in Marbella.
On the other hand, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will kick off their clay-court season at the Monte-Carlo Masters. In the ATP Calendar, the 1000 category event begins on 11th April in Monaco.