“Onerous to not have interaction within the optimistic habits the greats present” – Tennis coach Roger Rasheed on Rafael Nadal’s lasting impression on Carlos Alcaraz and Spanish tennis

Tennis coach Roger Rasheed has lauded Rafael Nadal’s lasting impression on Carlos Alcaraz and different Spanish tennis gamers.

Roger Rasheed, former coach of Lleyton Hewitt, Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Grigor Dimitrov, not too long ago responded to former World No. 1 Andy Roddick’s verdict {that a} new period had dawned with Carlos Alcaraz’s US Open triumph. Rasheed seconded Roddick’s declare and credited Rafael Nadal for the spectacular “academic upbringing” of younger gamers in Spain.

“100%. And what an excellent academic upbringing he and all of the younger Spanish gamers have had with Rafa ( plus a bunch of others excellent function fashions ). It doesn’t imply all comply with that path but it surely’s onerous to not have interaction within the optimistic habits the greats present, and put them to good use,” he remarked.

The long run is right here. What a pleasure it’s been to see @carlosalcaraz enhance so rapidly. Youngest primary within the historical past of our recreation. Was fortunate to fulfill him throughout final two weeks. As mature/good off the court docket as he’s dynamic on it. Cheers to the primary of many majors Carlitos !

@andyroddick @carlosalcaraz 100%. And what an excellent academic upbringing he and all of the younger Spanish gamers have had with Rafa ( plus a bunch of others excellent function fashions ). It doesn’t imply all comply with that path but it surely’s onerous to not have interaction within the optimistic habits the greats present, and put them to good use.

Along with his 2022 US Open victory, Carlos Alcaraz turned the youngest Grand Slam champion since Rafael Nadal lifted his first Grand Slam trophy on the 2005 French Open. 19-year-old Alcaraz additionally etched himself in historical past because the youngest males’s World No. 1.

As a younger 13-year-old, the Murcian had revealed that he seemed as much as his older compatriot and wished to be like him.

“I need to be within the top-10, however you might want to work for it. My idol’s Rafa. I need to be like [Rafael Nadal] as a result of he practices very onerous and offers his all in matches and I need to be like him,” a younger Alcaraz mentioned.


Spanish tennis is prospering with the likes of Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz

There have been many Spanish players who have graced the tennis courts on the biggest of stages
There have been many Spanish gamers who’ve graced the tennis courts on the largest of phases

Carlos Alcaraz turned the fourth participant from Spain to be ranked World No. 1 after Carlos Moya (Nadal’s coach), Juan Carlos Ferrero (Alcaraz’s coach) and Rafael Nadal.

Nevertheless, there have been many extra Spanish gamers who’ve graced the tennis courts on the largest of phases.

Presently, 10 Spaniards are ranked contained in the top-100 of the ATP rankings. Pablo Carreno Busta, Roberto Bautista Agut, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Jaume Munar, Pedro Martinez, Roberto Carballes Baena, Bernabe Zapata Miralles together with World No. 1 Alcaraz and World No. 3 Nadal make the listing of high ranked Spanish tennis gamers.

Spain have additionally discovered success on the Davis cup, accumulating six titles. The Davis Cup workforce is now set to compete for a seventh title within the coming week in Valencia. The workforce will embrace Alcaraz, Bautista Agut, Ramos-Vinolas, Martinez and Marcel Granollers.

Talking about Carlos Alcaraz’s health for the upcoming occasion, Spain’s Davis Cup captain Sergi Bruguera mentioned that it will be significant that the US Open champion has time to get better.

“The week he has had is spectacular, quite a lot of five-set matches, plus an excellent ultimate. He’s in spectacular form, each bodily and mentally, however an important factor for us is that he comes to fulfill us on Tuesday and has time to get better,” he famous.

Alcaraz is scheduled to compete within the ATP 500 occasion in Nur Sultan after ending his Davis Cup tie.



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