Agassi Names What In Alcaraz's Game Makes Him 'A Little Concerned'

Agassi Names What In Alcaraz's Game Makes Him 'A Little Concerned'

by Jordan Reynolds

Andre Agassi has praised Carlos Alcaraz's game, but he also said there is one area that concerns him slightly.

The 20-year-old Spaniard was most recently in action in an exhibition match against Rafael Nadal. Alcaraz narrowly won the match, and there are three many that we learned from the exhibition.

The contest was a reminder of how entertaining Alcaraz is, despite last year's Wimbledon champion suffering a slump in form by his very high standards since that surprise triumph at SW19.

However, it seems inevitable that he will rise again soon. For instance, Andy Roddick said Alcaraz is just getting started with his two Grand Slams and that there are many more coming in the future.

Agassi was commentating at the exhibition between Alcaraz and Nadal. He mentioned what he loves in Alcaraz's game but also what concerns him.

"I really love his game on the move, when he's in flight, the dynamics and his ability to use the geometry and the pace he can inject. I do get a little concerned for him sometimes when he's on the static side. When his feet don't have to move as much sometimes he doesn't know where to direct that energy and he gets set a little too early."

The eight-time Grand Slam champion also said that Alcaraz is still finding out what he relies on most consistently in the biggest moments to put real pressure on his opponents.

"All greats figure out what their game is built on and they rely on that in the biggest moments. I still question if Carlos has figured out what he's going to rely on to create that consistent pressure for his opponent that gives him the highest percentage of locking something down. He might serve, volley, he might let his first ball drop. He can do all of it."

Alcaraz's attention now turns to the Indian Wells Open, where he is the defending champion. The Indian Wells Open draw has been made, although Alcaraz receives a bye to the second round as the No. 2 seed.


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