Rafa Nadal mentioned Carlos Alcaraz’s rise in tennis is nice for the game but folks should cease evaluating the 2 Spaniards and let his teenaged compatriot get pleasure from his profession with out the pressure of getting to dwell as much as their expectations.
Alcaraz, 19, emerged as the following large Grand Slam contender after he beat his idol Nadal and Novak Djokovic en path to the Madrid title final week, his second Masters title after successful the Miami Open in March.
“The only thing that we can do is enjoy the career of an amazing player like Carlos. Will be better, even if it’s interesting, you stop comparing him to me,” Nadal advised reporters in Rome.
“If he’s in a position to win 25 Grand Slams, it’s going to be superb for him and for our nation, and I can be joyful for him. But let him get pleasure from his private profession.
“Don’t put pressure, extra pressure, on him. Don’t ask me every time… I am super happy to have an amazing player like him in our country.”
Comparisons with Nadal – who gained his first main aged 19 at Roland Garros – had been inevitable but the 21-times Grand Slam winner did not need to add to the pressure forward of the French Open later this month.
“I enjoyed my personal career. I think I am super happy the way that I was able to manage my tennis career. It is his moment now to manage his personal career the way that he wants it,” Nadal added.
“We can’t be, on a regular basis, interested by how was it, how he’s right now. He is what he’s, he’s improbable. Probably in 2005, I’ll not say about myself that I used to be improbable, but I believe I used to be fairly good too.
“Different moments, different careers, different way to approach things because the times are changing. But let’s enjoy him. That’s it.”
Alcaraz skipped the Italian Open in Rome to nurse a sore ankle forward of the French Open which begins on May 22.
Source : channelnewsasia.com