Alexander Zverev believes Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic are at a ‘level of their own’ following his loss at US Open

Alexander Zverev lost to Carlos Alcaraz in the 2023 US Open quarterfinals.


Alexander Zverev believes Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic are at a ‘level of their own’ following his loss at US Open

(L) Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz; (R) Alexander Zverev (Images via New York Times)

German tennis ace Alexander Zverev admitted that Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic are in a league of their own as the 26-year-old bowed out of the 2023 US Open after losing to the defending champion, Alcaraz. The German was defeated in three sets as Carlos Alcaraz outplayed him in two and a half hours.  

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With Alcaraz qualifying for the semifinals and Djokovic also in the semis, the chances of the two players facing each other in the final have gone up and hence the hype has already started to build up. Meanwhile, when Zverev was asked about how it feels playing against these two players, the German claimed that they are almost at the same level but in a league of their own.

Zverev also claimed that other players on the tour need to catch up with these two. “I played Novak in Cincinnati. I played Carlos here. I think they’re very similar in level of the game. There’s some things Novak does better and some things Carlos does better. They’re on a level of their own at the moment. Other guys gotta catch up. It’s as simple as that,” said the 26-year-old German.

Notably, Zverev lost to Carlos Alcaraz 3-6, 2-6, 4-6. Meanwhile, the German was defeated by Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati Masters semifinal 6-7, 5-7.

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Alexander Zverev fails to go the distance, yet again!

Alexander Zverev USO
Alexander Zverev (Image via US Open)

Talking about Alexander Zverev’s campaign at the 2023 US Open, a Grand Slam title yet again eluded the German as he got knocked out in the quarterfinals. Although it was his second-best performance at the Grand Slam this year, Zverev looked in better shape at the US Open. He started well too, defeating the likes of Grigor Dimitrov and Jannik Sinner en route quarterfinals.

However, Zverev made too many mistakes against Alcaraz and saw himself getting knocked out of the tournament. With this, Zverev’s wait to win his maiden Grand Slam title got elongated. Now, as Zverev himself has admitted that other players on the tour need to catch up to the level of the champions in Alcaraz and Djokovic, it will be interesting to see if he makes the necessary amends before the new season kicks off.

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