Not to mention Carlos Alcaraz in the 2021 tennis revelation. After qualifying, a young Spanish tennis player played and won his first match in a Grand Slam tournament with Beautic van Desan Sulp at the Australian Open.
Alcaraz advanced to the semi-finals in Marbella before repeating the same results at the French Open. At the age of 18, he wasn’t shining on the grass, but when he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas and reached the quarterfinals at the US Open, he definitely found a way to redeem himself on the American hardcourt. ..
At the end of the season, Alcaraz finally won the Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan with little trouble, and only the Covid-19 aggressiveness prevented him from representing Spain in the Davis Cup. Spain then left the historic team event before the quarterfinals due to a decisive defeat against Russia.
Alcaraz grew up watching a match between Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. And it was impossible to keep him from getting hooked on their rivals. In the final episode of Player’s Voice, the Eurosport series, the Spaniards talked about the Big 3.
“Nadal, Federer, Djokovic are great athletes and great people. When Djokovic said that what I had achieved was great, I lost my word. After sending him a message, in his words “Thank you,” Alcaraz recalled and explained the wonderful words, the Serbs said to him at the end of the season.
“Federer? I’m a bit like him when it comes to pitch dynamism. In aggressive play, often on the net or in the drop. He can do anything at any time. I feel it can be done for me. Meet for the first time. When Nadal it was on Rafael Nadal’s tour during the awards ceremony and I couldn’t talk to him. “
Djokovic was seen practicing
In an interview, Novak Djokovic revealed that the entire team is planning a supper after the US Open final. But the loss devastated him and he didn’t want to go. “We planned a nice team dinner after the US Open final.
I was so emotionally wrecked that I didn’t want to go. But everyone cheered me up and I went. Monica Seles called me crying. It was a very long and moving night. It softened my heart, “he said. Despite failing to complete the calendar slam and win the gold medal at the Olympics, 2021 was arguably the best season in Djokovic’s history.
“I felt the love and support of many people despite the painful defeat in the second half of the season. It brought me a lot of positiveness. Looking back on 2021, this is my personal It was one of the highlights of the game. I choose to focus on it, not their losses. ”
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