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Serena Williams’ ex-coach Patrick Mouratoglou calls Carlos Alcaraz an all-court player unlike Rafael Nadal

The coach thinks Nadal has learned to become an all-court player.

Serena Williams’ former coach Patrick Mouratoglou opined that World No.2 Carlos Alcaraz is an all-court player, unlike Rafael Nadal who is more of a clay-court player. The coach thinks Nadal has learned to become an all-court player.

“I think Carlos Alcaraz is an all-court player, I don’t think he is a clay-court player,” Mouratoglou said. “Rafa is more of a clay court player. He’s an all-court player, but he has learned to be good on other surfaces, but originally, he was really a clay court player, which is not the case for Carlos,” he added.

“I think he’s an all-court player from the start. He’s good on hard as on clay, maybe I would give me a little more advantage on clay than hard because he has some weapons that are deadly on clay,” the coach added. Also Read: Patrick Mouratoglou Calls Novak Djokovic The ‘GOAT’; Opines That Carlos Alcaraz Is More Impressive Than The Serb

The 19-year-old impressed everyone last year when he won five titles, which also included his first Grand Slam (2022 US Open). This saw him take the first spot in the ATP ranking toward the end of the year. Notably, he has won eight titles so far, and four of them have come on clay and the other four have come on hard courts.

Moutatoglow continued to praise Alcaraz by naming a few strengths of the Spaniard which gives him an extra edge on clay compared to hard courts. The 52-year-old said Alcaraz is a master in drop shots, his serve is one of the best, and he also has a powerful forehand. Also Read: Novak Djokovic Battling Elbow Issues Ahead Of Banja Luka Open

Carlos Alcaraz opens in style in Barcelona

Alcaraz defeated Nuno Borges (6-3, 6-1) in his opening match at the 2024 Barcelona Open on Tuesday (April 19). It was the defending champion’s debut on the European clay court this year.

The Spaniard will now face fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the third round of the Barcelona Open on Thursday (April 20). Also Read: Iga Swiatek Vs Qinwen Zheng Match Prediction, Head-To-Head, Preview, And Live Stream | Stuttgart Open

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Gouri Das
Gouri Dashttp://thesportslite.com
Gouri Das is a tennis writer at The Sportslite. She started following tennis after reading about Novak Djokovic's Grand Slam victories. Djokovic and Andy Murray are her favorite players. She also follows cricket closely.

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