Alcaraz said that I like to play very aggressively with a lot of winners. My style looks like Roger Federer and action comes to the net and plays a lot of drop shots.
Alcaraz has already achieved that Federer could not: his ATP Tour debut.
The 16-year-old beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the Rio Open announced by Claro on Monday, beating the Spanish veteran in a third-set tie-break that ended at 3 a.m., three hours and 36 minutes later.
He paid attention to his excellent play that made the fans sit down and pushed Ramos Vinolas around the baseline for many of his showdowns.
Alcaraz was mercilessly nervous to chase the ball early in the morning and close the biggest moment of his fledgling career.
The 16-year-old has rarely avoided junior tournaments for professional events and is already making noise on the ATP Challenger Tour.
Last year, 15-year-old Jannik Thinner beat NextGen ATP Final Champion Jannik Thinner in Alicante’s Challenger to become the first player born in 2003 and won the game at that level.
The following week, he was in the top 200 in Murcia. He became the fifth player under the age of 15.
Alcaraz’s talent was quickly attracted by Juan Carlos Ferrero, the former world’s No. 1. Ferrero is confident that his students will soon be able to find themselves in the mix as candidates for the biggest titles on the ATP Tour.
He’s only 16 years old and he’s starting to travel the world. I think he can be one of the best because he’s improving his level, speed and physically every day,” Ferrero said.
I don’t know if it’s expensive or not, but I think it might go up that far in a few years. I have a lot of experience with what he is trying to deal with, so I give him the best advice I can.
When I spend time with Rafa, Ferrero, other players and the great stakes in tennis, I don’t say anything. It’s very valuable to me, so I hear everything they say,” Alcaraz said. I’ll do my best in every tournament I’m going to. Then, let’s get on gradually.