Wilander: "Carlos Alcaraz will become one of the best players of all time"

Carlos Alcaraz is back to being the man to beat. After winning his third Masters 1000 in Indian Wells after returning from injury, the Spanish tennis player and current number one is being hailed for his deeds

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Wilander: "Carlos Alcaraz will become one of the best players of all time"

Carlos Alcaraz is back to being the man to beat. After winning his third Masters 1000 in Indian Wells after returning from injury, the Spanish tennis player and current number one is being hailed for his deeds. The chorus is joined by Mats Wilander, other than the top of the ranking knows.

Wilander explained during an intervirew with Eurosport: "From what we saw in Indian Wells, there is a possibility that Alcaraz will be the one to decide the future story of our game. There's a possibility! When Alcaraz is in charge of the rally, he has far more options than any player he has ever seen except Roger Federer.

It doesn't seem like he cares what the other person is doing, he can the ball with so many different varieties of shots and he's confident about it. He will become one of the best players of all time. He will be number 1 in the world for many years during his career."

Mats Wilander on Carlos Alcaraz at the Roland Garros 2023

After the last victories on Californian hard courts and considering what his story is now, which tells of a 1000 title won on clay in Madrid, Alcaraz is already considered one of the favorites to win the next French Open.

In Paris, the baby Grand Slam champion could interfere in the race for the 23rd Grand Slam title, which sees Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as protagonists. "I wonder, with five sets for Alcaraz on a clay court: can he keep coming off shot after shot, pick after pick? Right now it seems impossible to think of anyone who can beat Nadal and Djokovic at the French Open.

In the same way that Nadal learned to play on a grass court or faster hard courts, Alcaraz, for me, will learn how to play best on a clay court," concluded the former Scandinavian tennis player in sight of the appointment next June, in Paris.

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