Alcaraz's Coach Ferrero Crucial In Bid To Dethrone Djokovic According To Becker

Alcaraz's Coach Ferrero Crucial In Bid To Dethrone Djokovic According To Becker

by Sebastian Dahlman

Boris Becker shared his thoughts on the 2023 Cincinnati Masters final between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic, admitting he was impressed with Juan Carlos Ferrero's coaching.

The German obviously has a deep adoration for Djokovic, whom he used to coach, but also tremendous respect for Carlos Alcaraz and what he's been able to do. Another thing that's been impressive to see is Juan Carlos Ferrero and his coaching.

The former world number one knows tennis as well as anybody, and he's been doing a tremendous job with Alcaraz. They have been working for a long time, and Ferrero is like a second father to Alcaraz. It's a very strong bond between them, and Becker was impressed as he revealed on Eurosport Germany's Das Gelbe vom Ball podcast.

What I particularly liked at Alcaraz's side was his coach. Carlos' coaching for his protege was really good listening after every point. According to the motto, 'is the coach important?' I think this question was answered by this final, and also with Novak the coaches stood up and supported him loudly.

But that's what you want to see, just this pure emotion and this passion. So both players left their heart on the court.

The band is at the heart of Alcaraz's great success because that stable guiding voice is exactly what a young player needs. It's a very different experience from that of Emma Raducanu, who changed more coaches than some players do in a career, and it hasn't really worked out.

It's been something many former players warned her against doing because you need a clear vision and patience to get where you want, and Alcaraz has had that for years. When it comes to the match itself, Becker was floored.

These are the duels that make the tennis heart beat faster: the most successful player of all time, Novak Djokovic, against the primus, the best in class, also No. 1 in the world rankings. You can't imagine anything better. It was a fabulous match in Cincinnati.


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