Pablo Carreno Busta had many positive things to say about Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz has been making waves with his incredible performances this year as the Spaniard is on an upward trend in the rankings and is a serious contender in nearly all tournaments he participates in.
Spain has produced incredible tennis players over the years, with Rafael Nadal being one of the most decorated and accomplished players from the country. Pablo Carreño Busta spoke about Alcaraz in an interview with ATP Tennis Radio Podcast and hailed him as the best Spanish player on tour after Rafael Nadal.
“Well, he is, after Rafa, in this moment, the best Spanish player tennis player. He’s playing unbelievable, winning in Miami. Carlos has a lot of energy and play really good also in clay court. He loves playing in clay courts. So, for sure, we are enjoying watching him and I speak with him few moments ago and he’s ready to do his best,” Carreño Busta said.
British tennis player Cameron Norrie also heaped praise on how good Carlos Alcaraz has been this season despite the tremendous amount of pressure put on his shoulders.
“It’s great to see, you know. Winning the tournament like that in Miami is obviously huge at that age and to have the humility to do that and just the belief in himself at that age to do it is unbelievable. Must be pretty difficult for him coming here, back home in Spain and have a lot of hype around him, and a lot of people comparing him to Rafa and thinking what he can do in this sport is maybe a lot of people putting external pressure on him. I think he’s got the character and the level of tennis to deal with that,” Norrie said.
“He’s 18 but he looks like not 18, but more like 30 already.” – Diego Schwartzman praises Carlos Alcaraz’s maturity
Carlos Alcaraz with the Barcelona Open trophy
Another player who joined the ATP Tennis Radio Podcast and spoke highly of Carlos Alcaraz was Diego Schwartzman. The Argentine praised the maturity level of the young Spaniard and commended his professionalism shown thus far.
“He’s 18 but, you know, he looks like not 18, like 30 already. He is very professional and he’s always trying to improve, how he is outside of the court and at the end I think he is doing very well and the team, he has, they are so good, former Grand Slam champions. So, I think he’s going to do very well. Obviously, he has to adapt to different rankings to different tournaments to different pressure, to play at home. I think he is going to do great,” Schwartzman said.