Juan Carlos Ferrero (right) alongside Carlos Alcaraz, during training on May 27 at Roland-Garros. CLIVE BRUNSKILL/Getty Images via AFP
The young virtuoso could in turn engrave his name on the Roland-Garros prize list, twenty years after his coach.
The slender figure and impive face have not suffered from the ravages of time. On June 8, 2003 (two years before the first episode of the Nadal saga), Juan Carlos Ferrero won Roland Garros by dominating the Dutchman Martin Verkerk who, with big blows of services, had propelled himself into the final.
Twenty years later, the discreet Spaniard (43), who has become a successful coach, supports the plans of Carlos Alcaraz, the world number 1. A phenomenon that drives the physical power and mental strength of Rafael Nadal, the grace and flashes of Roger Federer, the composure and elasticity of Novak Djokovic. “He moves like Speedy Gonzales”, image Stefanos Tsitsipas, swept away in the quarter-finals by a prodigy who swallowed the steps of glory at lightning speed: “I wanted him to become the best player in the world», signs Ferrero. The virtuoso could, in turn, engrave his name on the charts in Paris. Twenty years after his coach.
Player, Juan Carlos Ferrero had…