David Ferrer ‘fears’ for Carlos Alcaraz: “Let’s hope he’s recovered”

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Spain is a candidate to be among the protagonists of the Davis Cup finals. This is the thought of former world number 3 David Ferrerwho as tournament director clearly could not show himself too biased, but who has full confidence in the potential of the Spanish selection led by Sergi Bruguera (who at this moment sees his singles player Ramos-Vinolas down by one set against the Serbian Laslo Djere).

“Yesterday we saw that all the matches were very balanced, that there is no clear favorite, even if Spain, from my point of view, have better players, but in the Davis Cup everything is very balanced,” he said. Ferrer at Agencia EFE.

Above all, Ferrer is confident in the immense quality of the current spearhead that is Carlos Alcaraz, fresh winner of the US Open. Alcaraz who, having returned from his efforts on American soil, will not take part in the first matches of his Spain.

In this sense, Ferrer hopes that he will be able to recover as soon as possible: “It is more a question that concerns the captain. He arrived immediately after finishing, he took a plane and with jet lag he was a bit tired, but let’s hope he recovered to be able to play ”.

Alcaraz reveals his routine before each game

It is still time to enjoy a truly incredible victory, which can be the definitive turning point in his career. Carlos Alcaraz continues to tell his story after the splendid trophy won in New York, in the various interviews granted to the international media.

The Spaniard also spoke with an open heart with the ATP Tour, expressing his post-victory feelings of the US Open: “I’m a fairly simple person and that’s what I enjoy the most, sitting on a bench with five or six friends. , at home or in the car, speak softly and tell anecdotes.

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That’s what makes me happy. Honestly, I’m afraid of failure. Disappointing people is one of my biggest fears. It is scary not to live up to expectations. Even if I am number one in the world and have won a Grand Slam, there will be tournaments where I will not respect my level.

Above all, I don’t want to disappoint the people around me, especially those closest to me ”, confessed the 19-year-old Murciano. Special thanks also to her psychologist Isabel Balaguer: “You are one of the reasons why I’m number one.

Thanks to her I have improved a lot. In tennis it is very important to have a mental coach: you have to deal with pressure week after week and throughout the year you have to be fresh mentally. I’m not saying that without a psychologist it would be impossible, but much more difficult ”, she remarked.

Then he concluded, stating what his next dream would be: “I would be thrilled to play against Roger Federer, as well as beat a Big Three player in a Grand Slam. I’ve always said that to be the best you have to beat the best “.

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