Clay-court titles in Barcelona and Madrid have put Carlos Alcaraz in good stead for a shot at the Roland-Garros crown, Mats Wilander believes.
The 20-year-old’s preparation has been “perfect” according to the three-time French Open champion, despite falling short at the Italian Open in Rome.
Ad Wilander has insisted that Alcaraz is in the ideal shape, physically and mentally, to take aim at the vacant French Open trophy thanks to Rafael Nadal’s absence.
Roland-GarrosAlcaraz, Medvedev to face qualifiers; Djokovic starts against Kovacevic20 HOURS AGO But the US Open champion will face a tough test in Novak Djokovic, who will be seeking a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title. “For Carlos Alcaraz, I think the preparation actually is perfect,” Wilander explained. “Rome wasn't that great, but he lost because his opponent hit unbelievably hard and played a great match because he [Alcaraz] won in Barcelona and in Madrid. “I think [his] confidence is very high.Read more on eurosport.com