Fanboy Carlos Alcaraz still gets ‘nervous’ over Real Madrid stars Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo paying a visit to see him play despite being a mega star himself

Real Madrid stars visit Manolo Santana to see Carlos Alcaraz perform his art.


Fanboy Carlos Alcaraz still gets ‘nervous’ over Real Madrid stars Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo paying a visit to see him play despite being a mega star himself

Alcaraz meets up Real Madrid stars (image via ATP Tour)

The Champions League flavor is all over Europe and everyone wants to see their team lift the prestigious cup. Tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz is no exception to the evergreen admiration for football in Europe. The World No. 2 was excited and a bit nervous to see the Real Madrid stars come and cheer for him in the Manolo Santana stadium at the Mutua Madrid Open.

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Alcaraz took to court against Grigor Dimitrov in his third-round clash. From team ‘Real Madrid’ Vinicius Junior, Fede Valverde, Dani Ceballos, and Rodrygo were seen passionately cheering for last year’s US Open champion. The 19-year-old was more than happy to see players from his favorite team come and boost his energy.

“I still get nervous, I’m not going to lie” said the super excited Alcaraz. “Seeing giants like them in the stands… I’m so happy that they would come to see my match.” Alcaraz had some time to meet the footballers in the locker room before he stepped on the court. He also wished them good luck for their upcoming semi-final. “We spoke about how well I played today, and their latest results,” said the top seed when asked about his interaction in the locker room. “We discussed what is coming up for them against [Manchester] City. I wished them luck and they did likewise to me.”

Alcaraz is known to be a loyal Real Madrid fan and was also seen in Paris last year, cheering for his team who clinched their 35th league title. Alcaraz beat Dimitrov 6-2 7-5 in their clash. He will be seen next taking on German ace Alexander Zverev next in the fourth round.

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A look at Carlos Alcaraz’s 2023 season so far

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz (Image via Getty Images)

Starting the year as world no. 1, Carlos Alcaraz wasn’t seen in action straightaway as he missed the Australian Open because of a hamstring injury. He, unfortunately, had to let go of a golden chance to be the first person to be winning his first two Grand Slams in back-to-back fashion. However, he came back on tour in February and got back to winning ways quickly as he lifted the Argentina Open title.

He next made it to the finals of the Rio Open however fell short of winning the title. Lifting the Indian Wells title in March was a big highlight of the season however he couldn’t replicate the same in Miami as he bowed out in the semi-finals. The Spaniard quickly turned it around in the Barcelona event and is currently going strong in the Madrid Open where he caught up with the Real Madrid stars in an interactive meeting.

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