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Carlos Alcaraz responds to being compared to three huge tennis legends

Day Fourteen: The Championships - Wimbledon 2023

Carlos Alcaraz secured his second Grand Slam title by winning Wimbledon (Picture: Getty)

Carlos Alcaraz has responded to those who have compared him to Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

The 20-year-old world No.1 is tipped to dominate tennis in the coming years and his victory over Djokovic in the Wimbledon final on Sunday could be a a true changing of the guard.

Federer has now retired, Nadal will follow next year and even Djokovic had admitted that he ‘doesn’t know how long he will be around’.

Many have compared Alcaraz to legends in tennis and Djokovic himself feels that the young Spaniard has elements of himself, Nadal and Federer within his game.

‘It’s crazy that Novak say that, honestly,’ Alcaraz said after winning maiden Wimbledon title.

‘But I consider myself a really complete player. I think I have the shots, the strength physically, the strength mentally enough to [deal with] these situations.

‘I don’t know. Probably he’s right. But I don’t want to think about it. I going to think that I’m full Carlos Alcaraz, let’s say, but probably I have some great ability from every player.’

Alcaraz admits that beating Djokovic in such a huge match has changed how he views the Serbian having lost to him in the French Open semi-finals last month.

‘Before this match, I thought I can’t beat Novak,’ Alcaraz added. ‘That’s obvious. But after this epic match, let’s say, yeah, I think different about Novak in the way that probably in other tournaments, in other Grand Slams, I will remember this moment.

‘I will think that, well, I’m ready to play five sets against him, good rallies, good sets, really long, long match, and stay there physically, mentally, in tennis, in general… Probably it change my mind a little bit after this match.’


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