Carlos Alcaraz is already remarkable but has plenty of improvement still to come | Tumaini Carayol

Carlos Alcaraz is already remarkable but has plenty of improvement still to come | Tumaini Carayol

The 21-year-old looks capable of making grand slam success look routine, much like the Big Three who came before

On the eve of his third grand slam final, a day after he had cramped, flailed and nearly found himself out of the French Open at the semi-final stage, Carlos Alcaraz and his coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero, were reflecting on the sheer difficulty of winning a single grand slam title, something the greatest players have achieved so many times.

“[Juan Carlos] told me: ‘You’re going to fight for your third grand slam title, with everything you have been through you know the difficult part of winning a grand slam. [Novak] Djokovic has 24 … it is unbelievable,’” Alcaraz said.

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