Carlos Alcaraz jokingly admits to feeling ‘JEALOUS’ as Roger Federer visited Wimbledon but didn’t attend his match

Carlos Alcaraz's wish to meet his hero, Roger Federer in the tennis court still unachieved.


Carlos Alcaraz jokingly admits to feeling ‘JEALOUS’ as Roger Federer visited Wimbledon but didn’t attend his match

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Carlos Alcaraz expresses his admiration for Roger Federer in his post-match interview. Roger Federer was invited today as an honorary guest to Wimbledon 2023. He was honored in the Center Court and also watched Elena Rybakina‘s match against Shelby Rogers.

The young tennis sensation had always shown his desire to play against Roger Federer, which didn’t happen. In the post-match interview, Carlos Alcaraz jokingly admitted to being jealous of Elena Rybakina because she was able to play her match in front of none other than tennis great Roger Federer. Carlos Alcaraz’s game took place on Court 1, which didn’t favor him in getting the golden chance of playing in front of the tennis sensation himself.

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In response to a question about Roger Federer attending Elena Rybakina’s match at Wimbledon, Alcaraz said, “Yeah, I mean, after the match I was with the phone checking everything I have, all the stories, all the posts. I saw that Roger Federer was here. I was a little bit jealous (smiling). Honestly, I want Roger Federer to watch one of my matches obviously. I wish to talk a little bit with him. For me would be amazing. I hope to see him around more than once.”

Carlos Alcaraz could be said as one of the unluckiest fans of Roger Federer who has reached so close to Federer yet has been so far. He neither has got the chance to play against him nor in his presence yet.

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Carlos Alcaraz brutally defeats Jeremy Chardy in his retirement match

Carlos Alcaraz
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In the first-round match between Carlos Alcaraz and Jeremy Chardy, the young gun handed the Frenchman a defeat in straight sets. The scoreline read 6-0, 6-2, and 7-5. Jeremy Chardy had announced Wimbledon would be his last tournament before his retirement, and Alcaraz let his last tournament last only 1 hour and 53 minutes.

The Frenchman was no match against the top-seeded player at Wimbledon. In the first set itself, Chardy had seven Double faults, easily providing an advantage to the Spaniard. Carlos Alcaraz grabbed it with both hands and finished the first set 6-0. The Frenchman started doing better as the match progressed, but it was already too late. Carlos Alcaraz had 10 aces compared to Chardy’s 1. 

Carlos Alcaraz is set to face the winner of the match between Alexandre Muller and Arthur Rinderknech in the second round of the event.

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