Tennis: Ten things you didn’t know about Carlos Alcaraz: Passion for chess, siestas, n°3…

VSArlos Alcaraz is one of Spain’s great sporting hopefuls and he is impressing at 18. He has just reached the final of the Miami Masters.

But who is Carlos Alcaraz? Here are 10 things you didn’t know about him.

Four years with Juan Carlos Ferrero

Carlos Alcaraz spent four years working under Juan Carlos Ferrero, and he’s upped his game since joining the man who mentored Alexander Zverev.

Driving license

Carlos got his driver’s license in early February, after passing his theory exam in 2021.

A Madridista dreaming of Kylian Mbappé

Like Rafael Nadal, he is a Real Madrid fan and hopes Kylian Mbappe will join Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Golf after tennis

Carlos started playing golf in his spare time, another thing he shares with Nadal.

Chess and naps

The Murcian likes to train his brain with chess, and he likes nothing more than having an afternoon nap.

A Rolex ambassador

The prestigious watch brand sees him as the perfect successor to Roger Federer.

A great team

No one has a bigger team behind them than Alcaraz, and it has a lot of people contributing to its success.

Third in 2022

With 17 wins this season, he climbed onto the ATP podium. Only Nadal and Daniil Medvedev are ahead of him.


Before games, he loves to eat sushi. He has always eaten well and he enjoys indulging in Japanese cuisine.

A worthy training partner at home

Alcaraz’s brother Alvaro accompanied him to Rio de Janeiro and they trained together there, allowing the pro to prepare.

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