Jimmy Connors warns Carlos Alcaraz that “he has a goal on his again”
“You need to begin successful if you end up at 70%, even in case you do not just like the floor or it is too gradual,” says the previous world primary
Jimmy Connors, one of many nice legends within the historical past of tennis, wished to present Carlos Alcaraz from Murcia some recommendation concerning the protection that Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil is making of his standing as primary on this planet, a milestone he reached after his victory on the US Open.
Talking on his podcast ‘Benefit Connors’ collected by the Sportskeeda portal, Connors commented that «proper now Alcaraz has a goal on his again, he has gained the US Open, he has had a fantastic 12 months and is primary on this planet. He has to appreciate that he’s everybody’s goal and he should quickly discover it. He has to start out successful when he’s at 70%, even when he does not just like the floor or it’s too gradual».
Connors additionally careworn that in immediately’s tennis, younger folks solely care about shining within the Grand Slams as a substitute of doing it in the remainder of the tournaments. «In my time, every sport counted and was necessary to win titles in opposition to different nice tennis gamers in opposition to whom we competed. Nonetheless, now solely the Grand Slams are emphasised. At this time many boys assume what they’ve achieved once they have reached the semifinals or the ultimate of a Grand Slam », he careworn.
At 70 years outdated, the American who gained eight majors, considers the adjustments that may happen in tennis and believes that the following nice star of this sport can be “completely different” from what now we have seen thus far. “It will be attention-grabbing to see the place tennis goes to go now. It has modified rather a lot since my time and the way in which of taking part in. I do not know if they may be capable of play with extra energy. The subsequent nice tennis participant can be a hybrid participant, who demonstrates the facility of immediately’s tennis but additionally just a little extra of an old-school perspective to resemble Federer and Djokovic,” mentioned a Connors who was primary within the ATP rating 9 occasions between 1974 and 1983.