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‘He Is Djokovic, Agassi, Nadal, and Federer All Wrapped in One’ – Serena Williams’ Ex-Coach on Carlos Alcaraz

Published 11/19/2023, 5:09 AM EST

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Carlos Alcaraz impressed everyone with his tennis skills this year. Who would have predicted that a 20-year-old Spanish tennis player would have defeated Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon Championship round? But it was Alcaraz who made that victory possible, cementing his name as a tough competitor currently present on the tennis circuit.

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In light of his improving abilities, the former world number-one tennis player received the approval of Serena Williams‘ childhood coach. In addition, Rick Macci issued a statement regarding Alcaraz’s prospects on the court.

Serena Williams’ childhood coach makes a strong statement about Carlos Alcaraz’s tennis skills 


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Recently, the 68-year-old American tennis coach appeared on the ‘Tennisnerd Podcast’, where he talked about the current ATP and WTA scenarios. While talking about the men’s side of the sport, he emphasized the Serbs’ growing dominance. Along with that, he shared a bold statement regarding what Carlos Alcaraz’s future in the tennis world would look like.

Macci said, “The problem now with Alcaraz, you got guys like me, saying if he doesn’t get hurt, you know, he can be one of the greatest of all time. And I know that’s a crazy statement, because we’re like, normalizing greatness or, you know, but I said he could be.” Apparently, he talked about the probability of the 20-year-old Spaniard becoming the greatest in the future.


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Subsequently, he also added how the 2023 Wimbledon champion has a generation of talent that he can carry forward. Macci said, “I didn’t say he would if he doesn’t get injured, but he’s gotten so much recognition by me and really everybody about everything.” However, Macci still had some greater compliments in store for the youngster.

Not only did the 42-year-old American tennis legend’s ex-coach praise him on his skills, but he also made a statement, including the legends seen before him on the tennis court. Making an astonishing statement, Macci said, “And I want to start saying he’s, you know, Djokovic, Agassi, Nadal and Federer all wrapped in one.” This is not the first time the 23-time Grand Slam Champion’s childhood coach has talked about the second-ranked tennis player. A few months ago, Williams’ former coach praised Alcaraz’s athletic abilities.

When Serena Williams’ ex-coach was left awestruck with Alcaraz’s tennis skills

Earlier this year, the 68-year-old tennis coach took to his Twitter account to share a statement regarding how the 2023 Wimbledon champion has created dominance on the tennis court. He wrote, “@carlosalcaraz is the best thing for tennis the past 20 years.” 


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After calling him the best thing, Macci highlighted how he has inspired a lot of kids around the world as an all-court player. Subsequently, he also shared his admiration for the 20-year-old tennis player’s amazing drop shot while describing it as a ‘velvet’ shot that puts a person in a freezer.


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However, what do you think about Rick Macci’s prediction regarding Alcaraz’s future? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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Pratishtha Prakash


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Sports have been a part of my life right from my early childhood. I have carried an unquenchable desire to report on the fascinating developments in the off-court lives of the biggest tennis stars. I have written more than 1600 articles and covered a different aspect of the tennis world in almost every article.
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