“What a fraud” – ‘Roland Garros favorite’ Carlos Alcaraz bowing out of the semifinal of a 250 event triggers tennis fans on social media

Nicolas Jarry beat Carlos Alcaraz 7-6(2), 6-3 in straight sets.


“What a fraud” – ‘Roland Garros favorite’ Carlos Alcaraz bowing out of the semifinal of a 250 event triggers tennis fans on social media

Carlos Alcaraz (Via Imago)

In the most surprising turn of events, Carlos Alcaraz lost to Chile’s Nicolas Jarry in the semifinal of the 2024 Argentina Open. Alcaraz was the top seed in the tournament and it was supposed that he would easily cruise past all the opponents in this tournament to win the title before eventually shifting his focus to the Indian Wells.

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However, he has been unable to step up to those expectations, and this is by far his worst performance in a long while. 

Alcaraz’s form saw a significant drop after he lost against Daniil Medvedev in the semifinal of the 2023 US Open. His performance in the Asian swing after that was downright disappointing, and that eventually helped Novak Djokovic maintain a stern lead at the top of the rankings and eventually become the year-end No. 1. 

The Spaniard has been unable to register a significant victory after that and his loss to Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinal of the 2024 Australian Open was a testament to the fact that there has been no change in his form yet. 

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The World No. 2 is considered to be the ‘next big thing’ in tennis and he has even shown signs of that in many tournaments. However, inconsistency has been something that the youngster has been suffering from and it has become low-key worrying after his loss against Nicolas Jarry. The Chilean will now go on to play against Facundo Diaz in the final of the tournament. This was hands down one of his biggest wins in a while. 

Fans brutally troll Carlos Alcaraz after his loss against Nicolas Jarry 

When a player draws comparisons to greats like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic at his best, it is only fair that he will also be criticized equally heavily at his worst and that is exactly what is happening with Carlos Alcaraz after his unexpected loss against Nicolas Jarry.

Carlos Alcaraz and Juan Carlos Ferrero
Carlos Alcaraz and Juan Carlos Ferrero (via IMAGO)

Fans are calling him a ‘fraud’ all over social media. Check out some reactions below:

One of the fans also noticed that, as Alcaraz gains more muscularity, his performance has gone down, suggesting that he should probably focus on cutting down. “He needs to stop gaining muscles. He was far better player before he had giant shoulders and arms,” he wrote. 

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The Spaniard was visibly frustrated after his loss. He must recover from it quickly, lest it might affect his performances in the upcoming tournaments as well. 

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