“He’s the best ever!”- Novak Djokovic’s on-court heroics leaves Carlos Alcaraz’s coach drooling
Carlos Alcaraz's coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero, was left starstruck by the performance of Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals.
(L-R) Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic. (credits: Sports Illustrated, ATP Tour)
After over 15 years of many heroics on the tennis court, there are fewer tennis fanatics worldwide who are not followers or fans of Novak Djokovic‘s gameplay.
The Serbian has, through his grit and determination over the years, acquired much appreciation and recognition and continues to do so even during the last instance of his career.
After his brilliant performance in the recently played ATP Finals, Djokovic earned the respect of yet another tennis coach. This time Carlos Alcaraz‘s coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero, was left starstruck by the performance of the Serbian in the semis.
Djokovic beat Alcaraz in straight sets by a scoreline of 6-3, 6-2, as Ferrero watched from the stands, drooling over his gameplay.
Just days after Djokvoic’s seventh ATP Finals win, he penned down an appreciation post for the Serbian on Twitter. He wrote:
I am drooling watching him play, how he hits the ball. It's outrageous. When he's mentally well, it's a barbarity. How he manages the timing & how he handles the hot moments of the game is unique. For me, Novak Djokovic is the best ever. @DjokerNole
A look at the scintillating battles between Djokovic and Alcaraz this year
Throughout the year, the top two male tennis players in the world at the moment have produced the best battles, giving a treat to tennis followers. Djokovic first faced Alcaraz in the semi-finals of the French Open, with everyone holding the Serbian as their second favorite considering Alcaraz’s form on clay. But Djokovic beat the Spaniard in a four-set thriller by a scoreline of 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.
Next, they met at the finals of Wimbledon, and to everyone’s surprise, Alcaraz beat the king of grass breaking the Serbian’s four-year streak.
In a five-set thriller, Alcaraz won 1-6, 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. In the very next tournament, Nole took back his revenge, beating Alcaraz in the finals of the Cincinnati Masters by 5-7, 7-6, 7-6. And in the semis of the recently played ATP Finals, Alcaraz didn’t stand a chance against Djokovic, as he lost 6-3, 6-2.
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