Someone who is 20 years told, Alcaraz is a complete player, who combines the character of me, Rafa and Djokovic, “I have never played a player like him who has immense adapting skills. He truly deserves where he is.” Djokovic said in a post match conference.
Carlos Alcaraz put a break into Djokovic winning streak as the world no 2 stormed into the finals of Wimbledon 2023, his 35th grandslam appearance fresh from his win at the French Open this year. He looked solid when he won the first set convincingly a 6-1, from there on he never had an answer to some splendid tennis play by the young Spanish player who broke his services and delivered beautiful drop shots and consistent first serve.
Djokovic heaps praises for Alcaraz for his stunning mastery in all forms of courts
“I think people have been talking in the past 12 months or so about his game consisting of certain elements from Roger, Rafa, and myself,” said the Serb. “I would agree with that. I think he’s got basically best of all three worlds. He’s got this mental resilience and real maturity for someone who is 20 years old. It’s quite impressive. He’s got this Spanish bull mentality of competitiveness and fighting spirit and incredible defence that we’ve seen with Rafa over the years.
“And I think he’s got some nice sliding backhands that have got some similarities with my backhands. Yeah, two-handed backhands, defence, being able to adapt. I think that has been my personal strength for many years. He has it, too. I haven’t played a player like him ever, to be honest. Roger and Rafa obviously have their own strengths and weaknesses. Carlos is very complete player. Amazing adapting capabilities that I think are a key for longevity and for a successful career on all,” he added.
The loss for Djokovic was indeed disheartening for his fans, what probably gave the victory to Alcaraz was Novak’s inconsistent first serve and inablity to convert the big points in his favor even though he had his opportunity.
Given that Novak is a tremendous player who has enthralled the world with his prowess on all courts and will continue to be a formidable force in tennis, and everyone hope he will have his moment to overturn the result against Alcaraz.