Mats Wilander says Carlos Alcaraz has a weak spot that has turn out to be obvious through the indoor hardcourt season.
Alcaraz, 19, has had an unimaginable season profitable a number of titles, a maiden main and turning into the youngest world primary in ATP historical past.
He has accomplished it in type too, enjoying some thrilling tennis alongside the best way and having fun with masisve recognition with followers alongside the best way because of this.
Nonetheless, Eurosport professional Wilander believes the all-action tennis is definitely the product of an actual weak spot in Alcaraz’s sport, and it was very obvious throughout his latest 6-3, 6-2 defeat to Felix Auger-Aliassime in Basel.
“I feel the rationale we now have fallen in love with Carlos Alcaraz and the best way that he performs matches is that he doesn’t serve nicely,” Wilander instructed Eurosport.
“So each single level that he performs there’s a rally and I feel individuals are falling in love with the truth that we aren’t seeing one-shot rallies. We’re seeing 5, 10, 15-shot rallies.
“Alcaraz is all around the courtroom, however the draw back to that’s once you play indoors and also you would not have a serve that’s reliably good every match and you aren’t hitting aces.
“Once you run right into a bodily specimen like Auger-Aliassime, you will have an issue.
“When you have a look at Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, you do not want to have an enormous serve with a purpose to be a competitor in five-set matches. After all, Roger Federer began serving rather well later in his profession.
“However on a fast indoor courtroom over three units, it goes like that. Sure, it’s a fear, however it’s extra a fear about his personal sport with the primary serve.
“The explanation why Carlos Alcaraz goes to lose to a number of the gamers at the start of his profession, extra so than the likes of the ‘Large 4’ – as a result of we hold evaluating to them, and we should always examine to them as they’ve set the bar so excessive – is that his weak spot is the serve.”
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