As the Wimbledon champion, Carlos Alcaraz has undoubtedly proven his prowess on the tennis court. However, there may be storm clouds gathering on the horizon as he still has a lot of obstacles to overcome.
Recently, the former coach of tennis legend Roger Federer issued a warning, hinting at the difficulties that lie in wait for the young Spanish star. He focused on the potential hurdles that Carlos Alcaraz may face, shedding light on what could be his toughest trial yet.
Ex-Roger Federer coach sounds warning bell for Carlos Alcaraz
Severin Luthi, the former coach of Roger Federer, has praised tennis’ rising star, Carlos Alcaraz. Defeating Novak Djokovic in a thrilling match at Wimbledon cemented Alcaraz’s status as the world’s top player and hinted at a future change in the men’s game. However, Luthi advises against making hasty predictions about Alcaraz’s future performance because sports are unpredictable and there is always a chance of injuries or the emergence of other extraordinary talents that might have a big impact.
“He has what it takes to win many Grand Slam tournaments. And yet we don’t know what will happen in two years. What if he hurts himself?”, Luthi said.
“What if there’s another one coming out in a few years that we all say is even more incredible? And how someone will react to great success is something we can’t estimate that early on. In sports, we always live in the moment. I’ve learned that in my career”, he explained.
Luthi respects Alcaraz’s adaptable playing style and vigor on the court despite the unknowns. The 20-year-old Spanish player is considered as having a wide range of skills and has already displayed tremendous promise. Although Luthi and Federer are still connected, their working relationship has terminated as a result of Federer’s retirement.
How many Tennis players have 20 or more Grand Slam wins?
There have been 152 players who have won a Grand Slam tournament during the course of tennis’ long and illustrious history. Among this extraordinary group, 66 players have won the championship just once, highlighting a single career high point. 29 athletes, however, have pulled off the incredible achievement of winning five or more Grand Slam championships, demonstrating their continued dominance on the court.
The top eight Grand Slam champions, however, are a small group of players who have won 10 or more titles, cemented their position as true tennis legends, and reached remarkable excellence.
With 23 Grand Slam triumphs, Novak Djokovic leads the field and has proven to be unbeatable in all four major championships. With 22 Grand Slam victories, including a remarkable 14 at the French Open, Rafael Nadal comes in second place and has earned the nickname “King of Clay.” Roger Federer, who has won eight Wimbledon crowns and has 20 Grand Slam titles, is not far behind with his impressive flexibility on all court types.
These outstanding competitors have immortalized their names in tennis history and made a lasting impression on the sport, motivating future generations.