Q And A: Juan Carlos Ferrero

On Sunday, after his price’s victory on the Miami Open, the trainer of Carlos Alcaraz, former global No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero, spoke to newshounds within the interview room. 

Ferrero had made an emotional wonder look for the overall after staying away in Spain to mourn the demise of his father.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: But, you already know, after this took place, it used to be tricky for me, it used to be tricky for him. And even like this he may keep on the identical stage and looking to even retire to stick much more targeted.

Q.  Condolences to you and your circle of relatives. Are you even shocked at how temporarily he has risen? You know, you could have noticed him from the sooner levels. Are you even shocked at how temporarily this stage has come or now not?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes and no. His attainable, I do know since possibly two, 3 years in the past, as a result of I be mindful when he used to be working towards with one of the crucial gamers that they have been quite upper within the rating than him, he used to be 16 or 17, and he may adapt his recreation to the extent of the opposite gamers.

So, you already know, it implies that he has one thing and, you already know, goes to stay operating on that and stay operating on a daily basis. So his attainable used to be there, and I used to be most effective to let it glide and let it play and stay the issues in a just right trail.

So it wonder me on no account, however in fact it’s been very, you already know, very rapid and really fast. So now not simple to do it.

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Q.  Can you proportion simply any conversations that you just had with him with regards to, you already know, as younger as you could have coached him to the place he’s now with regards to his adulthood and what you notice in him, like if you do not thoughts sharing like what it’s like, and clearly the expansion you notice in him to play in a match like this and his luck as of late?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: We don’t communicate an excessive amount of about that. Let’s say we speak about the best way he has to move the courtroom, the best way he has to observe, the best way he has to behave in these kinds of scenarios, you already know, herbal mature, and check out to consider in himself and check out to know the way the issues is going whilst you win, whilst you lose, no drama, as happiness as he may also be. So be customary.

Of path the extent is there, and I feel it’s going to occur repeatedly. It’s most effective get ready a bit bit his thoughts to evolve to all of the circus it’s going to be.

Q.  Sorry about your father. Do you continue to assume clay is his highest floor?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: We don’t seem to be positive (smiling). We communicate infrequently about this, and he says to me that he’s now not positive now, as a result of we begin working towards on exhausting courts like a 12 months in the past, so he did not compete in any respect on exhausting courtroom.

But, you already know, his recreation, his roughly recreation to move ahead repeatedly, to visit the online and to play competitive always, I used to be totally positive that his recreation may adapt to these kinds of courts or even for grass.

So I feel that once he is 100% skilled, possibly he can provide a bit bit, a bit bit extra on clay. But let’s stay the door open that possibly he’s going to be higher on exhausting courts within the long run.

Q.  Just a follow-up concerning the clay, shifting ahead over the following six weeks, how do you, first, stay his focal point after a win like this on getting in opposition to Roland Garros after which how a lot do you assume he’s going to play?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: As I mentioned, be customary, appearing customary. Now we’re going to return, going to play some golfing at some point or two days, keep comfy, after which return to paintings.

I imply, it’s how it must be. Of path he simply received a Masters 1000. It’s crucial. But it’s a part of his—implies that he’s rising up like so rapid.

So we don’t gonna do the rest abnormal or other than we now have been doing in the previous couple of months.

Q.  You simply mentioned that you just knew he used to be going to be nice in like 3 or 4 years in the past. Do you be mindful any explicit suits or match the place you felt that the whole lot got here in combination for him or one thing modified inside him?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No. Maybe the match in Rio like when he used to be 16 and he beat Ramos. You know, he display himself that he used to be an excellent stage.

But on the identical time, he suffered so much bodily in that prerequisites, so he understand that he wish to support above the bodily prerequisites.

So possibly the match open his eyes to consider himself that he may also be there and working towards and stay going, however there’s no explicit fit that I will be able to let you know that that fit simply open his eyes to, it’s tricky.

Q.  Obviously now individuals are pronouncing long run World No. 1, all this type of stuff. You know what it takes to get there. What’s the important thing factor he’s were given to do to ensure his growth is going as deliberate? I comprehend it’s very tricky to are expecting.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Let him glide. I feel the targets and our ideas about what’s gonna be and what he can succeed in, now it’s very tricky to mention. Let him play.

I feel he’s in a position to do, you already know, an ideal 12 months, even let’s pass palms in Grand Slams it’s possibly subsequent step, you already know, to be phase possibly on the finish of the second one week.

But in fact he has to observe and he has to stick targeted, as a result of now I feel it’s really easy to unfocus and, you already know, other people round is gonna, numerous “Hellos,” you know.

So the crew make a bubble and let, you already know, him keep calm at house at the present time, after which, you already know, return, paintings usually, after which cross to Monte-Carlo and check out to offer his highest, as all the time, as there’s no different approach.

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