The world number one, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the new challenge facing Carlos Alcaraz, the current tennis sensation and the one who defeated Nadal
The Spanish tennis player, who is just 19 years old, wants to achieve his sixth win against the top ten, fifth in a row. On this occasion, first of all, 1000 on the horizon with the final of Madrid Masters. A big challenge for Alcaraz, the youngest semifinalist in the history of the Madrid tournament.
This Friday, May 6, 2022, the young Mursian player broke through an obstacle that, after three attempts, finally defeated his idol, his benchmark, twenty-one Grand Slam winner, Rafael Nadal. Now face Djokovic.
Never alcaraz He encountered Djokovic, with whom he had a good friendship at Kaza Magica. For a few days, before going into action in the tournament, the Spaniards and Serbs shared training moments. They exchanged blows on track 7, one of the outgoing parts of the venue. Now they meet directly in the Central Court, Manolo Santana.
The El Palma player has 26 wins so far this season, just three defeats. Matteo against Beretini at the Australian Open Rafael Nadal Against American Sebastian Kordar in Indian Wells Masters 1,000 and Monte Carlo Masters 1,000.
Alcaraz erupted in an appointment a week ago as the brand new champion of the Barcelona tournament. This is the house that is part of its history. Third of 2022. This is where it all started in Umag (Croatia). Last year. He is proud of his success in this campaign Rio de Janeiro, Masters 1,000 in Miami and Barcelona.
The Spanish player came to Madrid as the ninth in the world. He will leave, at least, in seventh place under his arm. The sixth depends on the Russians Andrei Rublev.
“I have never played against him but I have played with other great players and I have played in such situations. I don’t think it’s very different from playing against Nadal. I’m going to face it without thinking it’s number one. “The essence of the game is to win and I am going to fight to the last ball,” said the Murcian tennis player. DjokovicWhich will be in front of him in search of the final.
The continuity that the gravel season has given him has allowed the Balkans to park everything that happened in the first half of the year. Gone are the expulsions from Melbourne and the impossibility of playing in the Australian Open. Covid’s refusal to be vaccinated drove him away from the American tour. Not Miami or Indian Wells.
He was able to enter action at the Dubai tournament in February, but did not advance to the quarter-finals, losing to Czech Jiri Vesel. He lost in the first round to Monte Carlo at the Masters 1,000 in the Pebble Division, losing in the first round to Spanish Alejandro Davidovich, until April. The best came later Belgrade, Where he reached the final, which he lost to the Russian Rublev.
Won seven games and lost three, the world’s number one gift, who wants to win for the fourth time in Madrid. He is already in the semifinals. Waiting for you Alkarz.
“It simply came to our notice then. Many have been beaten Record As the youngest player, the top 10. In the last few decades we have had some amazing champions like Michael Chang. But, nowadays, we are not used to seeing someone who is a teenager and has already reached the top 10 and played at such a high level, “said Serb of the Spaniard.
“His growth, his improvement and his trajectory, especially in the last six months, have been incredible,” he added.
“He is a really nice man out of court. I had the opportunity to train with him and spend some time off track with him here Madrid, And I must say that on all fronts, on and off the track, it’s great. ” Djokovic, Who wants to inaugurate the harvest of his success so far this season in Madrid.
– The Trade (elcomerciocom) May 6, 2022