Djokovic hails Alcaraz for ‘breathing new lifetime into tennis’ as pair get prepared for Madrid semi-ultimate

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Carlos Alcaraz

Serbian
Djokovic
defeated
Pole
Hubert
Hurkacz
6-3
6-4
to
get to
his
seventh
Madrid
Open
semi-last,
wherever
he
will
meet up with
Alcaraz,
who
overcame
Rafael
Nadal
6-2
1-6
6-3
on
Friday.

Victory
made
19-calendar year-previous
Alcaraz
the
initially
teenager
to
conquer
history
21-time
grand
slam
winner
Nadal
on
clay
on
the
ATP
Tour.

Alcaraz
has
gained
his
previous
5
matches
versus
prime-10
opponents
and
upcoming
faces
environment
selection
a single
Djokovic
for
a
area
in
the
ultimate
in
the
Spanish
money.

Djokovic
was
speedy
to
hail
Alcaraz,
who
will
enjoy
in
his
third
ATP
Masters
1000
semi-last
on
Saturday.

“There
are
quite a few
items
that
are
particular
about
him,”
Djokovic
claimed
in
a
information
meeting.

“In
the
previous
decades,
we
have
experienced
some
extraordinary
champions
[as
teenagers]
like
Michael
Chang.
But,
currently,
we’re
not
utilised
to
viewing
a person
who
is
a
teenager
and
already
breaks
into
the
prime
10
and
performs
at
this sort of
a
higher
stage.

“His
progress,
his
enhancement
and
his
trajectory,
particularly
in
the
last
6
months,
have
been
incredible.

“He
is
a
really
pleasant
male
off
the
court docket.
I
had
the
opportunity
to
educate
with
him
and
spend
a
small
time
off
the
courtroom
with
him
listed here
in
Madrid,
and
I
need to
say
that
on
all
fronts,
he
is
great
on
and
off
the
court.”

Quoted
by
Spanish
media,
Djokovic
stated
of
Alcaraz:
“I
like
looking at
him
play,
like
quite a few
other
players
on
tour.
I
praise
his
recreation
with out
a
doubt.
It really is
wonderful
for
our
activity,
devoid of
a
question.

“I
imagine
it is really
great
that
we
have
a
youthful
player
who
is
performing
so
nicely
and
who
is
respiration
new
life
into
the
environment
of
tennis.”

Alcaraz
expressed
personalized
delight
after
defeating
clay-court docket
fantastic
and
compatriot
Nadal,
battling
again
from
an
injury
get worried
in
the
second
established.

“It
signifies
a
large amount
to
me.
All
the
challenging
do the job
I
put
in
each and every
working day
has
paid
off,”
he
explained
in
the
aftermath
of
his
victory.
“To
defeat
Rafa,
the
very best
participant
in
background
on
clay,
it
signifies
a
ton.

“The
tumble
in
the
second
established
impacted
me
a
great deal.
When
I
shed
the
established
I
went
to
the
lavatory
and
considered
I
would
be
capable
to
come
back
to
do
my
finest
and
try
all the things.

“I
preferred
to
battle
until
the
final
ball
and
that
was
the
critical.”

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