Earlier on Saturday, Carlos Alcaraz got the better of Novak Djokovic in a thrilling contest to make it to the final of the 2023 Madrid Open.
Carlos Alcaraz continued his fabulous run at the Madrid Open this year by beating Novak Djokovic in three sets during Saturday’s semifinal encounter. The Spaniard also became the youngest player to defeat the reigning World No.1 since Nadal defeated Federer at Roland Garros in 2005.
Alcaraz fell behind against Djokovic in the first set but then powered his way back to win the match 6-7(5), 7-5, 7-6(5) and reach the final of the Madrid Open. It was also a sensational achievement as he previously beat ‘King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal in the previous round.
Now, he is expected to face the winner of the second semi-final between Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Fans on Twitter were also quick to react to Alcaraz beating another tennis legend at such a tender age.
Fans react to Carlos Alcaraz beating Novak Djokovic in sensational semifinal clash at Madrid Open
Tennis fans on Twitter were in high praise for Alcaraz. One said, “I swear I don’t think I’ve seen any youngster better than Alcaraz in a long time,” while another added, “Carlos Alcaraz. This young kid just beat Rafa Nadal and now Djokovic. This is different gravy. Take a bow, son”. A third commented, “What a showpiece game that was. Alcaraz beating Djokovic wasn’t something I expected. Great to see such a talented, fearless player on the circuit and good luck to him in the final.”
Here are some more reactions to Alcaraz’s win against 20-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic:
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