‘It Wouldn’t Surprise Me’ – American Legend Makes Bold Claim on Carlos Alcaraz’s Future After Indian Wells Heroics

Published 03/21/2022, 1:27 PM EDT
Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Carlos Alcaraz of Spain in action against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain in a first round match on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

18-year-old Spaniard, Carlos Alcaraz, is already making headlines across the tennis world with his scintillating tennis. The Spanish player impressed many players with his aggressive style of play, including 21-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal. Now, 4-time Grand Slam winner and the legendary American tennis player, Jim Courier made a prediction about Alcaraz. According to him, the Spaniard has a great future. 

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 21, 2022 Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz reacts during his third round match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Morgan Sette

Jim Courier talks about Carlos Alcaraz and his great potential

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In a recent interview with Tennis Channel, the former American tennis player talked a great deal about Carlos Alcaraz. As per Courier, Alcaraz has the potential to do incredibly well in the next few Grand Slam tournaments. He also thinks the young Spaniard has great potential for the future.

“I think Alcaraz has the potential to do it in the next four majors. All signs point towards opportunity for him, it wouldn’t surprise me,” Courier stated about Alcaraz. 

Even Rafael Nadal, the winner of their semi-final match at Indian Wells, thinks Alcaraz has a bright future ahead of him, as he spoke extensively about his fellow countryman after the match.

Alcaraz had a tournament to remember at Indian Wells

People are still talking about the semi-final match at Indian Wells 2022 between Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz. Although Alcaraz lost the match, his performance was nothing short of spectacular. The match lasted more than three hours, as both the players gave absolutely everything. 

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Alcaraz first came into the limelight, when he reached the quarter-final at the US Open last year. In that quarter-final match against Felix Auger Aliassime, he had to retire due to injury. However, people still remembered his performance in the whole tournament. Especially, his famous win against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the round of 32. Later, he went on to win Next Gen ATP Finals by beating Sebastian Korda in the final in Milan.

After a great Indian Wells, his current focus will be on the Miami Masters. Meanwhile, his consistent performance on the tour moved him up in the ATP rankings by three places. Currently, he is World no.16 and could move higher up in the rankings if he performs well in Miami. 

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

Edited By: Deepakshi Chaudhary

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