“Incredible job,” Novak Djokovic congratulates Carlos Alcaraz on his Roland Garros triumph

Djokovic is full of praise for the new Roland Garros champion.

“Incredible job,” Novak Djokovic congratulates Carlos Alcaraz on his Roland Garros triumph

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic (via Imago)

Third seed Carlos Alcaraz secured his first Roland Garros title on Sunday after edging Alexander Zverev in a five-set thriller in the final. The Spaniard overcame the gutsy German with a score of 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.

After the match, the Spaniard was on the receiving end of many plaudits, including one from the outgoing defending champion, Novak Djokovic. The Serbian took to Instagram to congratulate the new Roland Garros champion on his latest achievement.

Congratulations Carlos. A Slam on each surface. Incredible job.
Novak Djokovic wrote on Carlos Alcaraz’s Instagram post

Djokovic won his third French Open crown last year. The Serbian defeated Alcaraz in four sets in the semi-final to clinch his 23rd Grand Slam title in Paris. However, his slide this year has been so massive that it has resulted in the Spaniard and Jannik Sinner overtaking him in the rankings to become World No.2 and World No.1, respectively.

Novak Djokovic's congratulates Carlos Alcaraz
Novak Djokovic congratulates Carlos Alcaraz (Via screengrab)

Djokovic withdrew from the Roland Garros quarter-final this year after sustaining a meniscus injury. He has had surgery, with unconfirmed reports surrounding his participation at Wimbledon and the Olympic Games.

Carlos Alcaraz wins third Grand Slam title by winning Roland Garros

Carlos Alcaraz secured his maiden French Open victory by overcoming Alexander Zverev in a thrilling five-set match at the Philippe Chatrier Court in Paris on Sunday, June 9th. The Spaniard found himself in a precarious position during the third set, trailing 2-5, but managed to rally back to clinch the set. Despite Zverev mounting a comeback to take the third set, Alcaraz displayed resilience and ultimately emerged victorious.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz (via Imago)

This triumph not only marks Alcaraz’s first Roland Garros title but also establishes him as the youngest player to claim the honor since Rafael Nadal‘s win in 2007. With this victory, the newly ranked World No.2 adds the French Open trophy to his collection, having previously won the 2022 US Open and Wimbledon in 2023. At just 21 years old, he has already made significant strides in the tennis world, becoming the youngest player to reach the finals of Grand Slam events on all three surfaces: hard court, grass, and clay.

Furthermore, Alcaraz’s achievement of reaching Grand Slam finals on different surfaces places him in an elite company, joining the ranks of tennis legends such as Andre Agassi.

Looking ahead, the Spaniard has the opportunity to etch his name further in tennis history by potentially winning the Australian Open title in either 2025 or 2026, which would see him surpass Don Budge‘s record as the youngest player to win all four Grand Slam tournaments.

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