Is Carlos Alcaraz Garfia dating? Madrid Open winner linked with Spanish tennis player
Reports claim Carlos Alcaraz Garfia, 18, is in a relationship with Spanish tennis player, Maria González Giménez, for quite some time now
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia is the new superstar in the world of tennis. The 18-year-old has already made history after becoming the youngest player to get the title at the Madrid Open. He also became the youngest player in men’s singles to complete in the main draw at the Australian Open four years ago.
In the ongoing US Open, Garfia performed tremendously. He even beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round after playing an impressive game, but unfortunately, he had to pull out after his body got gravely battered because of long hours on the court. The teenage star withdrew in the second set while he faced Felix Auger Aliassime.
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About his decision, Garfia said, “It’s really tough to end a great tournament like this. I mean, I had no choice to still playing. I mean, first of all, I have to take care of my body, yeah, to still be healthy, no? It was a long match and, yeah, I didn’t feel good about still playing, so I had to retire. The right adductor is the principal problem for me.”
He continued, “I mean, to play two matches, fifth sets in a row, play at a great level, at a great intensity like four hours, it’s really tough for me. I am not used to playing these kinds of matches in a row,” before adding: “Yeah, I think it’s really tough to recover to the next matches.” But despite this setback, people are still interested in knowing him better and what his relationship status is.
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Born on May 5, 2003, Garfia is the son of Carlos Alcaraz Gonzalez and Virginia Garfia. He has one elder sibling and two younger, and their names are Alvaro, Sergio, and Jaime. He first picked a racquet at the age of just four. His inspiration was reportedly his father who at a time was a top 40 player in Spain. The teen’s height is 1.85 (6ft 1) and his coach is former world no.1 Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Ferrero has even compared Garfia to Roger Federer in terms of aggressiveness. He said, “It is difficult to compare to Roger Federer, of course, but if I had to say one name, I’m looking for somebody that is very aggressive and is able to do a lot of things on the court, and Roger is the best in these situations. He can play on any surface and can play any type of style.”
Not just that, 20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal also has kind words for Garfia. He said, “When you make a salad and you are putting ingredients inside the salad, he has plenty of the ingredients to become a great player. Be[ing] one of the best players in the world and fight for the most important titles is something very difficult, but I really believe that he’s one of the guys that can do it.”
Some reports have stated that Garfia is single and all of his focus is currently on his performance. After becoming the youngest man to reach the third round in the French Open this year, he said, “Obviously it’s good, the numbers, but I still focus on me. I am doing the right things, and I want to keep [doing] this. I’m still growing up as a player and as a person, and that’s the important thing.”
But a few reports claim he is in a relationship with Spanish tennis player, Maria González Giménez, for quite some time now. Like him, Maria is also keen on tennis and plays tennis for Murcia Club de Tenis (MCT). His Instagram page has a highlight -- 'M' -- with a red heart that includes his pictures with Giménez.