WATCH: Tennis Channel Live discusses Carlos Alcaraz's historic victory at the 2022 US Open.


NEW YORK—In a week where the world already lost one monarch, might we be ready to crown a new one in tennis?

Juan Carlos Ferrero believes we may be at the beginning of a new era, led by pupil Carlos Alcaraz in the wake of his 2022 US Open victory.

But the former world No. 1-turned-coach believes the teenager, who is set to become the youngest-ever world No. 1 when the rankings update on Monday, will be in good company:

Q. Is this the start of the Carlos Alcaraz era? Can he go on and dominate tennis now?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I don't know. I would love to. As I said before, I think he born to play this kind of tournament. He wants to play this tournament. He wants to win it.

The other day I said to someone in the press that maybe Sinner and Carlos could dominate the tour for maybe the next 10 years, from what I saw, the level that I saw the other day.

Of course, there's another players like Zverev, Thiem, Casper, Tsitsipas, they going to be there, they going to have opportunities to win Grand Slams for sure. But with all respect, that's what I think.

Of course, the Big 3 might also have something to say about this changing of the guard when the Grand Slam season begins again in 2023. In the meantime, brace yourselves for a whole lotta Alcaraz over the next few months.