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Spanish ATP Star Favors Rafael Nadal Over Carlos Alcaraz as He Dishes Out the Verdict for Spain’s Top Athletes


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The three-time Davis Cup champion, David Ferrer, recently came in support of Carlos Alcaraz. by naming him as the second-best player in the ‘history’ of sports in Spain. However, for him, Rafael Nadal is the undisputed first. In a press conference, Ferrer, who himself is known to be a legend of the sport, hinted at Alcaraz as the next rising star of tennis from Spain after Nadal.

The former tennis player David Ferrer once ruled the court with his perfect skill and talent until he retired in 2019. His recent comment on the 20-year-old World’s No. 2 rank holder, Carlos Alcaraz, has made headlines.

Ferrer’s remark on the comparison of Alcaraz with Rafael Nadal


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During the press conference, David Ferrer acknowledged and admired the tenacity and talent showcased by the young player, Carlos Alzaraz. He put him in the second position to one of the greatest icons of tennis, Rafael Nadal. He said, “I don’t know at what level, but in Spain he will be the second best in the history of our sport”. 

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The dominance of Rafael Nadal in the field of tennis is not unknown to any tennis fan. His mastery of tennis skills has always proved to be a benchmark for other players to follow. Now, Ferrer’s comparison of Alcaraz with such a skilled player adds to the potential with which Alcaraz can showcase his extraordinary talent to the world.

Expressing his firm opinion on the style and intelligence of Alcaraz, Ferrer stated, He is intelligent, he is aware and he evolves, that is why I say that he is a special player, of the stature of Rafa, Roger or Novak”. David Ferrer’s comparison of Alcaraz with the top three greatest players in tennis clearly depicts his strong conviction in the talent of Alcaraz.

David Ferrer on Carlos Alcaraz’s achievements 


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Carlos Alcaraz’s reign in tennis is a remarkable story that is witnessed by all tennis fans. His rapid climb to the world’s No. 1 ranking in men’s singles at the age of 19 made him the center of attention. Ferrer has closely witnessed the victories and struggles faced by Alcaraz in tennis, and he supports the young Spaniard despite his current rough phase.

Defending Alcaraz while talking about his rough start to the season, David Ferrer said, You can’t win everything, I don’t remember Rafa (Nadal), Roger (Federer) or (Novak) Djokovic winning everything at that age either. They also had more critical moments, and it’s an evolution, a maturity. They are different players and Carlos will make history.”

He also expressed his strong desire to see Alcaraz be the second-best player in the history of tennis. Known for his relentless spirit in tennis, David Ferrer’s comparison of Alcaraz with the three best players in tennis speaks volumes about the talent and potential of the new rising star of tennis.


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Now, it is a matter of time before the young tennis player ascends to the top, fulfilling the expectations of his fans and creating a new history in tennis. What are your thoughts on this?

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