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‘Motivate and Stimulate More Kids’- 68-Year-Old Renowned American Coach Hypes up Carlos Alcaraz’s Long-Lasting Impact on Tennis

Published 08/17/2023, 11:40 AM EDT

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In the recent few months, Carlos Alcaraz has clearly displayed why he deserves to be in the top spot. With miraculous performances over and over again, he has not only won the hearts of his fans but pundits as well. His recent Wimbledon triumph was a clear indication of the immense potential that he possesses. Talking about the Spanish player’s playing style, the former coach of Serena Williams and Venus Williams, Rick Macci reflected on why he has become a fan favorite.

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Rick took to Twitter to talk about how Alcaraz is all set to surprise the upcoming generation. He also made a shocking statement that took many by surprise.

Rick Macci considers Alcaraz to be the next big thing after Serena Williams


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In the run-up to the highly anticipated US Open, the dazzling performance of Carlos Alcaraz has set the tennis world abuzz, leading to noteworthy comparisons. Noted tennis analyst Rick Macci enthusiastically asserted that Alcaraz’s current form brings a fresh and captivating dynamic to the sport, drawing a parallel to the revolutionary impact that Venus and Serena Williams had with their distinctive playing styles.

@carlosalcaraz is the single most appetizing LIGHTNING BOLT to the tennis menu since the Compton Comets Venus and SERENA. He will motivate and stimulate more kids to learn every shot. Even more delicious he will motivate stimulate and educate more coaches to teach every shot.” said Macci in the tweet.


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Macci’s observations extend beyond the court, as he highlights that Alcaraz’s brilliance will transcend to coaches as well, motivating and empowering them to impart a comprehensive range of tennis skills. This unique combination of explosive talent and educational influence positions Alcaraz as an electrifying force to watch out for at the upcoming US Open. Indeed, he is poised to captivate both fans and those invested in the sport’s growth.

However, this is not the first time that Rick has opened up about his views on Carlos Alcaraz. There have been multiple instances when the former Williams sister’s coach has appreciated Carlos’ heroics.

Rick Macci is a great admirer of Carlos Alcaraz

Rick, over time, has opened up with his views on the upcoming sensation, Carlos Alcaraz, admiring him each time. Carlos will be coming into the US Open as the defending champion. He returns hoping to keep the momentum going after a successful Wimbledon triumph.


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Talking about his skills, Macci used the metaphor of a cake filled with flavor as a compliment to the immense skills that he possesses. Currently playing in the Cincinnati Masters, top-form Alcaraz is continuing to impress everyone with his skills and touch.

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With the US Open on the horizon, one thing is certain. The Spanish trailblazer will give in his 100% to ensure that he clinches the championship and maintains his winning streak. Also, recent acknowledgments from former coaches and legends would give him the much-needed boost required to win the upcoming title. Do you think he has it in him? Let us know in the comments below!

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Akshat Gaur

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Akshat Gaur is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2021 and has been writing since then. With over two years of experience in the world of sports journalism, specifically tennis journalism, Akshat is someone who is immensely passionate about covering the ATP and the WTA Tour.

Edited By: Mitali Dey