Carlos Alcaraz - Roland Garros 2022

Carlos Alcaraz reveals his secret of getting out of trouble: ‘In tough moments, I use it’

Carlos Alcaraz says coach Juan Carlos Ferrero has told him to be aggressive with his serve and volley during crucial points.

Alcaraz beat Sebastian Korda 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 at Roland Garros to book his place in the fourth round on Friday.

One of the most notable facets of Alcaraz’s huge popularly since his breakthrough has been his desire to attack when the chips are down.

It has seen him able to produce highlight reel moments to get himself out of trouble, and he has credited his coach with adding that to his armoury.

“Juan Carlos always told me that in the tough moments to go aggressive,” Carlos Alcaraz said.

“If I can do serve and volley I do. It felt comfortable. It is something I have and in the tough moments I use it.”

Alcaraz bounced back from a shaky performance in round two to absolute demolish Korda on Court Philippe-Chatrier, and he is understandably enjoying every second of the French Open this year.

“I am very proud,” Alcaraz said on court after the match.

“I think the night session is really fun to play, the people enjoyed the match and I am so grateful to play in front of such a fun crowd.

“In every match I am trying to have fun. I love playing out there.

“I love playing in this kind of court and I love playing in France. I enjoy every single second.”

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.