On August 21st
Novak Djokovic said that his competition with Carlos Alcaraz was starting to resemble the one he had with Rafa Nadal, another Spanish player. This came after Djokovic defeated Alcaraz in a long and intense Cincinnati Open final that lasted almost four hours on Sunday.
In an exciting rematch of their Wimbledon match, Djokovic saved a point where he could have lost and then won with a score of 5-7 7-6(7) 7-6(4) after playing for three hours and 49 minutes. This was the longest final with three sets in ATP tour history.
The experienced Serbian player compared it to a previous match at the Australian Open in 2012. In that match, he beat Nadal after playing for five hours and 53 minutes. The two people had a long history of competing against each other for the past 15 years and played against each other 59 times.
“I haven’t played many matches like this before,” said Djokovic, 36, to reporters. “Perhaps I can compare it to the last match against Nadal at the 2012 Australian Open. ”
Today, there were three sets, but they took almost four hours. You simply have to give respect to a person like him. He is very mature in how he plays, and he handles pressure very well even though he is only 20 years old.
He is very young and we should remember that. He is really impressive. Sunday’s meeting was the fourth time Djokovic and Alcaraz played against each other, and they both won two matches. In the French Open semi-finals, Djokovic won against Alcaraz. But in a very exciting Wimbledon final, Alcaraz took his revenge and won against Djokovic in a match that lasted for five sets.
“The way I feel on the court reminds me of when I used to play against Nadal when we were both at our best,” Djokovic said. He also mentioned that he has now won 23 major championships, surpassing Nadal in the process.
Each point requires hard work and effort. Every point represents a fight or confrontation. You have to work hard for every point and every shot, no matter how difficult the conditions are. It’s great to play with him on the court. Next, both players will be participating in the U. S Alcaraz will protect his championship at the beginning of the tournament in August. 28 The text says “28. ” but it doesn’t provide any further information.
Alcaraz said it is wonderful to hear those things from Novak, who has played famous and memorable matches. This means that the team and I are doing very well and we are heading in the right direction.
On August 21st