Carlos Alcaraz's potential still unrealized says coach Juan Carlos Ferrero

Monday, 10 June 2024 at 17:25
Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Alcaraz's coach, believes that the young Spanish tennis star still has some way to go before fulfilling his potential.
The 21-year-old is already regarded as one of the most highly-rated players currently playing men’s tennis in the singles category, along with Italy’s Jannik Sinner.
Alcaraz once again lived up to the hype as he won the French Open after beating world number four Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the final in a five-set thriller with a score of 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.
Ferrero, who is also a former world number one and won the French Open back in 2003 and is currently working as the coach of Alcaraz, was quoted in a Daily Express report in which he not only heaped praise on the current world number two but also suggested that he still has some way to go before fulfilling his potential.
“He can get better in a lot of things,” he said. “He has not achieved his full potential - he is a long way from that. We are looking to find this mental stability which he lacks so he can maintain a very high level throughout. That will come with experience. We need to continue to get better.”
Carlos Alcaraz beat Alexander Zverev to lift the French Open 2024 title. 
It was the third Grand Slam for Alcaraz in his career despite his age of just 21. He won his first major title in 2022 after beating Norway’s Casper Ruud in the final of the US Open with a score of 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3.
He then went on to win the Wimbledon title in 2023 after beating legendary Serbian tennis star in a five-set thrilling final with a score of 1–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1, 3–6, 6–4.
Alcaraz’s triumph in Paris was special, as before this, he only won the ATP 1000 event Indian Wells after beating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the final in straight sets, 7-6, 6-1.

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