Carlos Alcaraz 'imitates' Rafael Nadal with bottle craze!
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 625
The action certainly did not go unnoticed by the many enthusiasts and insiders, who immediately thought of a strong resemblance to the compatriot champion Rafael Nadal. Carlos Alcaraz imitated, or at least remembered as soon as he made this gesture, the Spanish winner of 22 Grand Slam titles and his great idol.
The moment in question, which immediately went viral on the web, is when during the semifinal played at the Mutua Madrid Open he was filmed by the cameras as he arranged the bottles with precision and accuracy in an almost studied way.
The many Spanish and non-Spanish fans have thought of the Majorcan. The 20-year-old phenomenon native of Murcia has hit the mark with fans for the enormous virtue of having his own personality and being inspired by several great tennis players when he takes the field, but always looking for his personal and almost inimitable touch.
That's why it was surprising to see how he responded during a courts change to one of Rafael Nadal's traditional actions (positioning bottles of water and other drinks he drinks during game breaks) that made the 36-year-old from Manacor famous.
Here is the video published by Tennis TV in which it is noted how the very young athlete of coach Juan Carlos Ferrero places all the bottles with care.
Today the final
Everything was ready in Madrid for the final act of the competition, which decided the winner of the prestigious trophy at the end of two intense weeks.
Picking up ð habits ð@carlosalcaraz #MMOpen pic.twitter.com/IiJK3kXjdJ — Tennis TV (@TennisTV) May 3, 2023
Carlos Alcaraz tried to reconfirm himself as champion, after the great victory obtained in the 2022 season, and once again inflame the large Spanish crowd who has been present in the stands of the central court, named for Manolo Santana.
The current number 2 in the ATP ranking had to contend with the German Jan-Lennard Struff, who as a lucky loser was able to reach the final act of the tournament with an incredible journey that has never happened before in a 1000m.