Carlos Alcaraz reached the top of the ranking this Monday, just as his current coach Juan Carlos Ferrero did in 2003. Both players have been trained under the Equelite methodology since they were children.
Carlos Alcaraz has made history by becoming the youngest player in history to be number 1 in the world. At just 19 years old, the “Murciano” has won his first Grand Slam, showing why he is currently the best tennis player on the planet. This result represents a before and after in Spanish sport, but also for the JC Ferrero Equelite Sport Academy.
The Alcaraz tournament is a synthesis of his personality as a tennis player. More than 24 hours on court, battling in 5-set matches during the round of 16, quarters and semifinals, and a final in which he knew how to mentally predominate in the important moments. A true number 1.
It has been 19 years since Juan Carlos Ferrero reached the top of the ATP ranking. Few tennis academies in the world can afford to say that they have had a number 1 in the world trained in their facilities, but EQUELITE can exhibit two of its players in that exclusive Club that has only 28 tennis players throughout history. There can be no better reflection of Equelite’s successful methodology. Developed more than 25 years ago by the hand of Antonio M. Cascales, who took a young Juan Carlos Ferrero and molded him, as they have been doing subsequently with numerous professional tennis players: David Ferrer, Nico Almagro, Tita Torró, Guillermo García- Lopez and of course Pablo Carreño-Busta.
Precisely Carreño, an Academy player for more than five years, won the first Master 1000 of his career. Carlos Alcaraz is not an isolated case, since within the JC Ferrero Equelite Sport Academy there are several young promises who are also obtaining great results. The Academy is confident in developing these players to become the future of the sport.
The effort and discipline required of each and every one of the players is the basis of a model that has been successful for many years. Having two number 1s trained entirely in the academy, one of them the youngest to achieve it, is no coincidence.