Behind every great player is a team that works tirelessly for their progress. Carlos Alcaraz is no exception, as the young man has his own team who plays a crucial role in his success. Other than his professional team, his family also contributes to his well-being. The Spanish prodigy has found great success in the last couple of years, and his family has been instrumental in supporting him off the court.
Alcaraz left his mark of greatness when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. Despite losing the first set, Carlos held on. He won the next two sets and edged past Djokovic in the final set of the match. Seeing a young star win against such a great star was absolutely thrilling.
With this win, not only did Alcaraz become the first player outside the ‘Big 4’ to win the title, but he also ended Djokovic’s streak. Novak Djokovic had an unbeaten 45-match-winning streak on Centre Court before he lost to Alcaraz.
This Wimbledon victory marked his 2nd Grand Slam title. The 1st Grand Slam he won was the US Open in 2019. His victory over Casper Ruud in the final catapulted him to the top of the ranking for the first time in his career.
Through it all, the Alcaraz Garcia family has stood by Carlos like a pillar of strength. They have witnessed his meteoric rise through the ranks, but their support never faltered. Let us take a look at two such people who love and support him unconditionally- his brothers Alvaro and Jaime.
One of the biggest architects of Carlos’ career is his older brother Alvaro. He has been one of the constants in his younger brother’s life. He witnessed him take his first steps in life and as he forayed into the world of tennis.
Alvaro has also witnessed Carlos’ historic triumph over Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. In an interview with Murcia Plaza, Alvaro opened up about his relationship with his brother.
He spoke very highly of Carlos and added how it was a “real treat” to watch him take on Djokovic. The Alcaraz residence is now home to several titles, including two Grand Slams.
Alvaro revealed how the family had game nights when Carlos wasn’t playing. The night before the US Open final, the family had played a game of Parcheesi. Similarly, before the Wimbledon final, the family played Parcheesi with the entire team after dinner.
With older brother Alvaro and the rest of the family by his side, Carlos is sure to reap the rewards of their effort. Alvaro is also an experienced tennis player and helps his brother with the technical aspects of the game. The love and support they shower him with when he is not playing are invaluable.
Jaime was in the box when his older brother Carlos scripted history at SW19. The youngest Alcaraz brother could be playing alongside the current world number one, as he is also a tennis player. Even at 12 years old, Carlos thinks his brother Jaime has a better forehand than him.
It might be years before Jaime joins him on the court. He is already being touted as one of the future stars of the game. Fans even think that the Alcaraz brothers might be as big as the Williams sisters one day.
Jaime Alcaraz is just ten years old. Younger brother of Carlos Alcaraz
If the boys remains interested in tennis through his teens, men’s tennis might finally have an answer to the Williamses.
— Anand Datla 🇮🇳 (@SportASmile) April 26, 2022
Jaime has played in the IMG Future Stars event twice and Carlos thinks his younger brother could be better than him. “Better forehand than mine,” the world number one commented on a video of his brother practicing.
There is still a long way to go for young Jaime if he wants to pursue tennis like his brother. It is too early to pit him against his brother as a rival. Nevertheless, the fraternal bond between them is strong enough to endure such claims. Should he become a tennis pro, Jaime will also get technical help from a Grand Slam champion.