Juan Carlos Ferrero Analyzes Carlos Alcaraz’s Defeat
Deficiencies in the Mental and Tennis Aspects
Juan Carlos Ferrero, coach of Carlos Alcaraz, shared his thoughts on Alcaraz’s recent defeat in an interview with Sports Carousel from SER. Ferrero, known for his sincerity, discussed the reasons behind the result and highlighted areas for improvement for the young Murcian player.
The Surface Factor
Reflecting on the match, Ferrero acknowledged that Alcaraz, at just 20 years old, still has room to grow both in terms of his tennis skills and mental preparation. He emphasized the importance of being better prepared when facing tough opponents like Novak Djokovic, who has a significant advantage in terms of experience. Ferrero believes that these experiences can serve as valuable lessons for Alcaraz, enabling him to learn and improve for the upcoming year.
Considerations for the Calendar
When asked about potential changes to the tennis calendar, Ferrero pointed out the existing obligations from the ATP for Masters 1000 tournaments and the ITF for Grand Slams. While acknowledging the mental fatigue Alcaraz experienced towards the end of the season, Ferrero expressed the difficulty of shortening the calendar. He stressed the importance of Alcaraz understanding the demands of a long season and adopting a professional mindset throughout the year. Ferrero concluded by accepting the current calendar as it is, stating that it is a reality they must embrace in their pursuit of success.
– Sports Carousel (@carousel) November 18, 2023