"He has been working well" - Juan Carlos Ferrero shares Alcaraz update
Carlos Alcaraz's coach Juan Carlos Ferrero has said that his ward is fond of playing on the grass with a crucial week coming up.
Alcaraz has had a great start to his 2022 campaign, winning four titles, including two Masters 1000s. However, he's a relatively unknown entity on grass, where he has won only one of his two matches (both at Wimbledon). The 19-year-old was scheduled to play at Queen's last week, but he opted out due to discomfort in his elbow, which has been spotted wrapped in bandages.
Speaking to Eurosport, Ferrero said:
"It (the elbow) has been bothering him a bit, and the bandage is to protect a little more. Carlos likes to play on grass, he likes to play here. Physically, he has been working well and at a tennis level, taking care of his elbow a little, which had the bandage. That the balls are so heavy bothers him a bit. This week is important to prepare, feel good and that everything is in the right place and to fight."
Ferrero further talked about Alcaraz's chances at Wimbledon adding:
"This tournament is the most difficult because it is the one with the least preparation. Physically you have to arrive better because it is the one that recovers the most from one match to the next. This tournament is an unknown quantity. There are always many surprises on this surface. You can complicate a game that you see well and vice versa.