Novak Djokovic speaks high of Carlos Alcaraz saying he will carry the tennis forward

Novak Djokovic hailed Alcaraz and stated that Alcaraz is the kind of player who can improve tennis and develop the game.

Alcaraz And Djokovic Hug each other

Young Spanish player Carlos Alcaraz has received high praise from Serbia’s great tennis player, Novak Djokovic. The 20-year-old beat Djokovic in a thrilling five-set final to become the talk of the town after winning Wimbledon earlier this year.

Djokovic praised Alcaraz in an interview, saying that Alcaraz is the kind of player who would succeed in tennis and promote the game.

Djokovic stated his remarks about Alcaraz during a conversation and said: “Alcaraz is already at that level. He is on a good course but he has just started. It is only a few years that he has been playing at the top level and he is already a two-time Grand Slam winner, number one in the world.”

He further added: “It’s amazing to achieve so much so far, just at 19 or 20 years of age. He is the youngest number one in the world to finish number one at the end of the season. You can say he is a special guy, no doubt about it that he has an incredible career ahead of him if he stays healthy if he continues to maintain this level of tennis.”

The world No. 1 admired Alcaraz hoping that he would carry the tennis sport forward: “But he is one of the most impressive players I have faced in my life. No doubt, complete in every aspect and also a very nice guy, he has a great family, and a great team so he is a perfect ambassador of our sport so far and if he is going to continue like this, he is going to carry tennis for sure.”

Carlos Alcaraz in 2023

Carlos Alcaraz

60 - 7win/loss

20 year old
2023 Highlights

Ranked world no.2, the Spaniard played his last match on the 8th of September when he was overcome by world no.3 Daniil Medvedev 7-6(3) 6-1 3-6 6-3 in the semifinal of the U.S. Open (draw).

At the moment, during this season the Spaniard has managed to achieve a compiled 58-7 record. Carlos clinched 6 titles in 2023 in Buenos Aires, Indian Wells, Barcelona, Madrid, London and Wimbledon. Carlos was the finalist in Rio de Janeiro and Cincinnati.

Alcaraz is scheduled to compete next in Beijing (China Open). He will start the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 28th of September.

U.S. Open
Alcaraz's Record

Novak Djokovic in 2023

Novak Djokovic

46 - 5win/loss

I Hard
36 year old
2023 Highlights

Ranked world no.1, the Serbian played his last match on the 15th of September when he overcame world no.25 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-3 6-4 in the Rubber 2 of the Davis Cup (draw).

Currently, during this year Novak owns a 46-5 record. The Serbian has won 5 titles in 2023 in Adelaide, Australian Open, French Open, Cincinnati and U.S. Open. Djokovic got to the final in Wimbledon.

Davis Cup
Djokovic's Record

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic played each other 4 times. Their head to head is 2-2. Before, the last time they competed against each other, Novak Djokovic won 5-7 7-6(7) 7-6(4) in the final in Cincinnati (Western & Southern Open) on the 20th of August 2023.

In the following video you can watch the key moments of their match.

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic

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