(ANSA) – ROME, June 26 – “My game is suitable for grass. But the fact is that on this surface I still have to understand how to move ..”. Carlos Alcaraz, the youngest tennis player in the world top 10 since 2005 (now # 7), at 19, is called the ‘new Nadal’ by everyone. Although the coaches of this sport say that in reality his game is closer to that of his majesty Federer, eight times king of the London tournament. But there is a reason, in addition to the elbow injury that put him offside from Queen’s, for which at the 135th edition at the start tomorrow the Spanish baby phenomenon does not show up with too high ambitions.
“The most difficult thing for me is to move – Alcaraz said in the conference on the eve of the match – Playing aggressive, trying to go to the net is the best part of my tennis, but I have to bring it from other surfaces to this one”. This is why his Wimbledon is a kind of university. “I watch and look at the training of the best players to steal the secrets of stability on the pitch – he said – The other day I trained with Dan Evans, one who knows a lot about how to behave on this grass. And then I watch. always the videos of Federer, Djokovic, Rafa, and even Murray “.
Beyond the lessons that the Spaniard still considers necessary, there is a difficult approach to the tournament. “I have not been able to prepare well for Wimbledon this year – he says referring to the inflammation of the elbow – but I always come to every tournament thinking I will be able to make a good result or even win”. To get closer to the final, he will start his ascent from n. 5 of the seeding against the German Struff. “Since I was a child I have been fascinated by the big games on the Center Court, by the TV – admitted Alcaraz – Already playing this tournament is important for me, but I will try to pass as many rounds as possible to have the joy of playing on that tournament. field”. (HANDLE).