Former Grand Slam champion and doubles world No. 1 Rennae Stubbs has tipped Carlos Alcaraz to win the French Open within the subsequent three years. Stubbs, a former six-time Grand Slam champion, completely loved watching Alcaraz going towards Rafael Nadal in Indian Wells.
Sadly for 18-year-old Alcaraz, he fell simply in need of beating Nadal as the previous world No. 1 claimed a 6-4 4-6 6-3 win. “Alcaraz will win the French Open within the subsequent three years,” Stubbs wrote on Twitter.
Alcaraz displays on the loss to Nadal
“Within the first set, I used to be enjoying towards Rafa and towards me. I used to be all the time considering that I am enjoying towards Rafa. Within the second set and the third set, okay, [I was thinking] I am enjoying towards Rafa however I’ll present my stage, I’ll give my 100% in order that I can have the ability to beat him or come near beating him,” Alcaraz mentioned.
“However in the entire match I used to be considering that I am enjoying towards Rafa.” Alcaraz had his possibilities within the first and third units however did not capitalize and paid the last word worth. “I needed to be extra calm. I performed actually nervous.
However, yeah, I’ll be taught from this. I imply, the following time I’ll play extra calmly and extra relaxed. In case you are enjoying towards [Rafael Nadal], it’s a must to be calm. You need to suppose nicely within the robust moments,” Alcaraz mentioned.
“That is what I realized on this match.” Regardless that nearly all of the gang was on Nadal’s facet, Alcaraz was proud of how he was obtained within the desert. “Clearly a lot of the crowd was with [Rafael Nadal].
However actually proud of the gang. I imply, there have been a variety of guys behind me, supporting me. That was superb for me. I knew a lot of the crowd had been with Rafa and cheering up Rafa,” Alcaraz mentioned. “However I used to be slightly bit shocked with a variety of crowd cheer me up. I am actually pleased.”