Tony Nadal, Rafael’s uncle and current coach of the Canadian Auger-Aliassime, gave an interview to the medium Eurosport and referred to the level shown by his pupil at Flushing Meadows, where he will face Daniil Medvedev for a place in the final of the US Open 2021.
“He is one of the strongest players on a physical level that I have seen on the entire circuit. His serve is fantastic, he has very good shots and room for improvement in other aspects, such as consistency and the balance of errors and winners. Your ceiling will mark what you are willing to work to be better, ”said Rafa’s ex-coach.
Faced with the inevitable query about the young Spanish promise, he did not hesitate and even dared to establish a comparison with the former world number one and winner of 20 Grand Slam: “I think there are points in common between the two of them at their age. They both work very focused on the glory they can achieve. There are some superior things in Carlos compared to Rafa when he was 18 years old, and in others in which Rafa was better than Alcaraz is now. In any case, I see Carlos more accomplished as a player than Rafael was at his age ”.
And he concluded his answer: “I think he will be in the group of tennis players who win Grand Slam in the next few years, and I hope Felix is too.”