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After Carlos Alcaraz’s Heroics, Venus and Serena Williams’ Former Coach Shows Major Personality Trait That Became His Better Friend – ‘Life Changed Even More…’

Published 07/19/2023, 9:54 AM EDT

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20-year-old recent Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz has witnessed the progression from an untapped potential to a major power. The Spaniard’s incredible Wimbledon triumph over Novak Djokovic has caused a storm in the tennis arena but in an enchanting way. After winning a spectacular Wimbledon title at the age of 20, Alcaraz is receiving a lot of praise within the tennis world.

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While everyone congratulated the world’s top player on his accomplishment, several of them also discussed his incredible tennis talent and speculated as to the cause of his historic triumph. Fittingly, Serena Williams‘ childhood coach, Rick Macci, recently gave his opinion on what the 20-year-old tennis player found appealing, sharing a major personality trait that became his friend.

Serena Williams’ former coach analyses Carlos Alcaraz’s game


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The 68-year-old American tennis coach has helped develop some of the sport’s brightest young players into tennis stars. Serena and Venus Williams, Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova are just a few of the tennis legends he nurtured into the elite players they are today. Likewise, he is very good at spotting talent on the tennis court.

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And after seeing the 20-year-old tennis player defeat the Serbian, he shared his perspective on the wonderful traits the Spaniard possesses that will help him win.


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He wrote on Twitter, “@carlosalcaraz life changed even more with one cross-court forehand. But nothing on the tennis court has. Still a ball opponent racquet and enjoying the battle. Everything around you changes. His mindset as I saw 3 years ago would make pressure his best friend.” 

Further, he stated that even though nothing might have changed in his game, pressure always plays a huge part in his victories. He performs better when he knows that things have gotten a little out of control, just like a true friend.

However, this is not the first time the Williams sisters’ childhood coach has spoken highly of the top-ranked tennis player in the world. A few months ago, Macci made a rather optimistic statement about the 2023 Wimbledon Champion.


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When Alcaraz’s performance left Macci awestruck 

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Without a doubt, the 20-year-old is putting in his best effort and has established himself as one of the fiercest rivals on the tennis court. And a few months ago, the 68-year-old American tennis coach lauded the Spaniard’s incredible ability after observing how she was succeeding on the court.

He expressed on his Twitter account that he had not seen tennis talent like him in the previous 20 years. He was particularly impressed with the tennis player’s extraordinarily potent drop shot – he was ranked number one overall.


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Alcaraz is undoubtedly the best in the world, despite the fact that he is still far from the finish line, based on the manner in which he is moving up the sporting ladder.



Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. Being a sports enthusiast, she has been following varied sports like tennis, cricket and Esports from her childhood.

Edited By: Aayush Kapoor