Jaime Alcaraz Garfia: Tennis prodigy Carlos Alcaraz recently said that his younger brother Jaime wants to play tennis and considers Dominic Thiem, the 2020 US Open champion, to be his idol. Jaime, who is only 11 years old, has been making waves in the tennis world. Recently, a video of him showcasing his extraordinary tennis skills surfaced online. Instead of his brother’s Babolat Pure Aero racquet, Jaime is shown in the video using Dominic Thiem’s Babolat Pure Strike racquet.
Thiem commented on the video praising Jaime’s racquet choice after noticing the intriguing detail. He teased Carlos Alcaraz, saying “He’s playing the right racket @carlitosalcarazz”. Thiem is his younger brother’s idol, Carlos Alcaraz said in response, adding, “He loves you!! You’re his hero.“
In the same way, as his older brother Carlos Alcaraz was, Jaime Alcaraz Garfia has been hailed as a player to watch in the years to come. Many people think he is “even better” than the 2022 US Open champion. It is despite the fact that he is just 11 years old and has already established himself in the 12 and under division.
Even the winner of the Monte Carlo Masters, Andrey Rublev, jokingly prophesied that Jaime would be the underdog for the 2023 claycourt season. This shows Jaime’s potential and how the tennis world believes he will become a significant player. Many people still give Dominic Thiem credit for opening the way for the next generation to fight against the Big 3 and win Grand Slams. Even though he has recently struggled with his form. With his most recent victory coming at the US Open in 2020, Thiem has participated in four Slam finals.
Thiem praised Carlos Alcaraz after he won the US Open, making him the youngest World No. 1 at the time. He already has a distinguished career, Thiem added. He is special since he won the US Open as a youngster. Garfia Jr. is also the youngest man to ever hold the top spot. The Austrian added that the rest of the field will need to make up lost ground. The now-20-year-old will be the pioneer for a new style of brave tennis, Thiem confidently claimed.
After suffering a wrist injury in 2021, Thiem himself saw a significant decline in his ranking. However, the Austrian is gradually getting better and is currently ranked World No. 93, returning him to the top 100. The German player Jan-Lennard Struff is competing against Carlos Alcaraz. Carlos is defending his Madrid Open crown, for his 10th career victory.
As a tennis player who is just starting out, Jaime Alcaraz Garfia is demonstrating a lot of promise and is likely to follow in the footsteps of his older brother Carlos Alcaraz. Dominic Thiem has lauded Carlos Alcaraz and referred to him as a pioneer of a new school of courageous tennis. The tennis community will be eagerly awaiting to see how these young players mature over the ensuing years.