Rafa Nadal’s uncle has given his point of view to the great match of the Roland Garros semifinals
At only 20 years old, Carlos Alcaraz He has become the best player in the world and the top favorite in all the tournaments he goes to and even more so now that he will face Novak Djokovic. In barely a year, the one from El Palmar has positioned itself as a natural replacement for the historic Big-3.
This way, Toni Nadal, Rafa’s former coach, has analyzed in a weekly column the magnitude of the figure of Carlos Alcaraz, tennis player with the most victories this season and with four titles already waiting to triumph against Novak Djokovic. His words surprised all tennis fans.
The duel between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic was analyzed by an expert on the subject
Toni has highlighted what will be the best match today, Djokovic against Alcaraz in the semifinals of the Parisian tournament. Even though Nole is “something far from its best version“Rafa’s uncle believes that his combative spirit in the most difficult moments will make him adapt to any context.
“He is full of confidence and in excellent shape, physically and technically,” Rafa’s uncle justified. Faced with this statement, Toni compares it to a somewhat well-known legend. “Reminds me of irruption and superiority that Federer showed since the end of 2003 and, above all, in 2004″, he highlighted.
The comparison of the Murcian with Roger Federer from 2004 is key to understanding the next match
For Toni, Federer’s 19 years ago looks like Murcian’s in 2023.n that year, Roger won his first Australian Open, his second Wimbledon, and the first US Open.. That year was the consecration of the Swiss, and until the figure of Nadal emerged, he was unstoppable.
Regarding the match, Toni pointed out that Nole does not arrive in his best state and that he will have to be very consistent to withstand the physical and tennis rhythm of an Alcaraz inspired by Paris. Finally, time will tell if Alcaraz is able to achieve the 3 Grand Slams to equal Federer.