‘Rafael Nadal will miss him a lot when…’, says top coach

Coach Rick Macci has singled out Carlos Alcaraz as the future greatest player of all time as he believes the Spaniard is “Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi all rolled into one.” Alcaraz, who turned 19 in May, has won two Masters titles this year and is the sixth-ranked player in the world. Alcaraz is seen as someone who will be the face of tennis once the big three are gone and he has been given the chance to win several Grand Slams and reach the top spot. Macci, who was Serena and Venus Williams’ childhood coach, goes a step further, as he believes Alcaraz may have a bigger career than the Big Three. “He’s done a lot of things really even two years ago and I start talking about his ability when I first saw him play, very unique. And obviously, I’ve done a lot of interviews, and I’ve done a lot of articles on his ability. He is a generational player. People have to understand it. In my opinion, he is Agassi, Djokovic, Federer, Nadal all in one. I know he looks crazy, but if there are no injuries, he is going to go down in history as the greatest player of all time,” Macci told Tennis-Infinity. After winning Masters titles in Miami and Madrid, Alcaraz hoped to win his first Grand Slam title at the French Open. Alcaraz fell in the quarterfinals to Alexander Zverev at the French Open, before losing to Jannik Sinner in the Wimbledon round of 16. “And I know it’s crazy to talk like that when someone has just turned 19 and hasn’t won a Grand Slam. I saw it in Sampras, I saw it in Federer, I saw it in Nadal. I didn’t see it in Djokovic, you know, he came in a little bit later, but, he just has the more complete game. He was born to do this. He is the fastest guy who has ever picked up a tennis racket.”

Moya speaks about Nadal

During his interview with Eurosport Spain, Rafael Nadal’s coach, Carlos Moya, swept aside all the subjects, in particular the exceptional 14th coronation at Roland-Garros, the possible calendar Grand Slam and also the Majorcan’s next paternity. The Spanish coach will reassure many people with this statement. “In my time, hardly anyone traveled with their children, it is also true that people retired at the age of 30-32 to start a family. Now many people travel with their children. I don’t think this question will be the one that will make him retire, on the contrary, it will be an additional motivation. He is very family friendly, he loves children, I’m sure at first he will miss him a lot when he has to go on a trip.”