Madrid Open final: Carlos Alcaraz defeats world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to advance to the Tournament of Champions.

Madrid Open final: The number of victims of Carlos Alcaraz, a Spanish teenager, continues to rise. The hoopla around tennis’ newest sensation is no different. After overcoming his idol Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals on Friday. Alcaraz came back to win the Madrid Open final on Saturday. While upsetting top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5) after 312 hours.

Alcaraz said, “It was one of those matches to enjoy.” “I’ve liked it despite the strain, being in the semifinals, and being 7-6 in the third-set tiebreaker. Also, I was able to grin until the very last moment.”

Alcaraz became the first player to defeat Nadal and Djokovic in a clay-court tournament. He converted his third match point in front of a loud home crowd on the Caja Mágica center court.

“Right now, it’s a great sensation,” Alcaraz remarked. “I’m quite delighted to be able to play a match like this.” It’s beating Rafa yesterday and today’s No. 1. “

With a win on Sunday, Alcaraz would have won four championships this season, the most of any player. He will face defending champion Alexander Zverev, who defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. The second-seeded German player converted three of his five break opportunities. It is to win in nearly two hours in a game that ended after 1 a.m. local time.

Madrid Open final: Carlos Alcaraz defeats world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to advance to the Tournament of Champions.

Madrid Open final:

Alexander Zverev

In Madrid, where he also won the title in 2018, Zverev is now 19-2.

Zverev stated, “This is my all-time favorite court.” “This is the Caja Mágica, and it is quite magical. Simply because I arrived in poor physical condition, also, this year, I was not particularly confident, and I didn’t win many matches. This court, though, makes me feel something.”

Tsitsipas, the fourth seed, defeated Zverev in the Monte Carlo quarterfinals earlier this year. Last year on hard courts, Alcaraz lost both matches against Zverev.

“I know 99.999 percent of the people will be against me tomorrow, but that’s fine,” he remarked, smiling. “I’m still grateful for your presence at 1:10 a.m. Tomorrow’s match should be entertaining.”

After his match, Zverev returned to the empty center court to work on his service. Alcaraz has won in Miami, Rio de Janeiro, and Barcelona this year, making him the youngest player in the top 10 since Rafael Nadal in 2005. Djokovic has yet to win a match this season as he tries to reclaim his best form ahead of his championship defense at the French Open later this month.

Novak Djokovic said,

“Congratulations to him. He handled his nerves admirably, “According to Djokovic. “It’s impressive for someone his age to play with such maturity and bravery. He deserved to be the winner.”

Madrid Open final: Lastly, the youngest player to ever reach the Madrid semifinals, Carlos Alcaraz, gained an early lead in the first set, but Djokovic fought. The Spaniard won the second set. After that, Djokovic squandered three chances to serve for the match. In the third, he kept the pressure on until he ultimately converted one of his many tiebreaker opportunities. Alcaraz’s forehand won the match. Djokovic has again kept on the defense throughout the game. To Djokovic’s 24, Alcaraz had 51 wins.

Alcaraz added, “It was very close.” “After the second set, he had several chances to break my serve. The tiebreak in the opening set was also extremely close. To be honest, I’m not sure what made the difference.”

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