Carlos Alcaraz Details How Novak Djokovic Left Him ‘Speechless’

Rising star Carlos Alcaraz has had a brilliant season in 2021. The 18-year-old defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open 2021 and later emerged as the champion of the ATP Next Gen Finals 2021. Interestingly, even World No.1 Novak Djokovic praised him for his phenomenal performances on the court.

Carlos Alcaraz will be representing Spain for the first time at the Davis Cup Finals this year. It is a big moment for him since he is about to make his debut at the tournament at such a young age.

Carlos Alcaraz talks about his initial reaction after hearing praise from Novak Djokovic

In the latest edition of Players’ Voice, Alcaraz revealed how he reacted after Djokovic applauded him for his recent accomplishments. The Spaniard admitted that the Serbian’s encouraging words left him completely speechless, and he even thanked him later.

Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Carlos Alcaraz of Spain reacts after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece. Day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

“When Djokovic said that what I had achieved was incredible, I was speechless. Afterwards, I sent him a message to thank him for his kind words,” said Alcaraz. [h/t]

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“Great people”- Alcaraz on Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal

In the same talk show, Alcaraz highlighted that Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal are three of the best athletes in the history of tennis. He also stated that besides being sensational players, they are great people as well.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland wait to go on stage. ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf, Astoria on in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

“In terms of comparisons to the Big Three, Nadal, Federer and Djokovic are great athletes – some of the best in our history – and they are also great people,” added the 18-year-old.

Fans have huge expectations from Carlos Alcaraz at the Davis Cup Finals 2021. Will he, along with others, be able to guide Spain to yet another Davis Cup glory even in the absence of Rafael Nadal?

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