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Serena Williams’ Childhood Coach Hails ‘Generational Talent’ Carlos Alcaraz as the Spaniard Prepares for Novak Djokovic Showdown in Cincinnati

Published 08/20/2023, 3:30 PM EDT

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With his heroic performances in the last few tournaments, Carlos Alcaraz has become the only one to look out for. With some mind-blowing shots and exceptional confidence, the Spaniard is in the form of his life. After winning his second grand slam of his career at Wimbledon, he has made his way into the finals of the Cincinnati Masters, where Novak Djokovic awaits him for the title challenger. Reflecting on the win, Serena Williams‘ childhood coach Rick Macci’s poetic description of Alcaraz is what every player would want.

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Rick recently took to Twitter to explain the phenom of Carlos Alcaraz with a short poem and described what it takes to be the next big thing in tennis.

Rick Macci poetically explains the incredible talent of Carlos Alcaraz


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Macci, a well-respected coach in the tennis world, recently expressed his admiration for Carlos Alcaraz through a poetic and evocative tweet that resonated deeply with both fans and fellow professionals. Macci’s words served as a nod to Alcaraz’s rapid rise in the tennis ranks and the unique qualities that have set him on a path to potentially becoming a generational talent.

“When you go the extra mile and your game flows like the Nile you might become a generational talent like the Spanish Magician with a Racquet and a Smile. @carlosalcaraz,” said Rick Macci in the Tweet.


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Macci’s metaphorical phrasing beautifully captures the essence of Alcaraz’s journey. The imagery of the flowing Nile is evocative of Alcaraz’s seamless and dynamic style of play, a result of his relentless hard work and dedication.

Thus, Macci’s appreciation for Alcaraz’s potential as a generational talent mirrors the excitement felt by many. As Alcaraz continues to make his mark on the international stage, Macci’s tweet will probably remain a memorable tribute to the budding Spanish star’s journey from dedication to distinction.

However, this is not the first time when the former coach has spoken about Carlos Alcaraz. There have been multiple instances when the same has happened.


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Rick Macci seems to be a great fan of the Spaniard

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It seems like the American coach is a great fan of the current world number 1 player. In a recent revelation, he said that Alcaraz will inspire the upcoming generation and will follow in the footsteps of the ‘Big 3’ in tennis. He further went on to compare him with the likes of Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams and told about the impact that the sisters had on the game.

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Thus, Macci’s words shed light on the immense potential that Alcaraz possesses. With such a bright future ahead for the Spaniard, it is only wonders that fans can expect from him. Time and again, he has proved to everyone why he deserves to be in the top spot.

Do you agree with what Rick Macci has said? Do let us know about your opinion in the comments below.



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: Debmallya Chakraborty