El revs to a hand of Roger Federerthe ‘banana shot’ of Rafael Nadal…and now, the ‘drop shot’ of Carlos Alcaraz. The Murcian tennis player exhibits security and cold blood unbecoming in a boy his age at the time of executing his signature blow and in his last game he gave the public an exhibition that could mark the way forward in Wimbledon.
“I hadn’t played much on grass and the first round was tough, I needed hours on the court. Today I have been myself, playing with dropshots and everything has gone well. In the following rounds I will play the same, with my drop shots, and I hope that people will enjoy it”, assured Carlos Alcaraz after defeating Tallon Greek Railway on center court All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
And secret weapon who enjoys a lot when he performs and sometimes ends up driving his rivals to despair, who can’t find a way to decipher his blow. “Since I was a child I have always played drop shots, it comes naturally to me”, remembers Alcaraz every time they bring up the subject of leaving you at press conferences. A blow that dominates from the right, from the backhand, on the run, at the back of the court… nothing can stop Alcaraz when he decides to use his ‘drop shot‘.