Carlos Alcaraz: Novak Djokovic and I have played 'incredible games'

Carlos Alcaraz: Novak Djokovic and I have played 'incredible games'

Carlos Alcaraz has expressed his admiration for Novak Djokovic and hopes to continue his rivalry with the tennis legend.

Djokovic recently stated that Alcaraz represents a perfect combination of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and himself.

Alcaraz was grateful for the effusive praise, but also insisted that he wants to establish himself as a great player in his own mould, despite obviously learning from the legendary trio.

"Obviously, for someone like Djokovic to say that I have the best of the three best players in the history of our sport, for me it is wonderful, but really, inside, I want to think that I am not any combination of any player. I want to feel that I am 100% Carlos Alcaraz," he said, as quoted by EFE.

"These three great players have had an influence on me and practically all tennis players. I grew up watching them play Grand Slam finals.

"I have worked hard, I had a clear dream that I have pursued. I have had the opportunity to play with Djokovic and Rafa, but not with Federer, I would have loved it."

Speaking about Djokovic, the 20-year-old added that he would love to keep his rivalry with the Serb going and continue playing epic matches against him.

"Playing against a legend like Novak Djokovic is not easy. It is a joy to have been able to beat him twice. We have played incredible games, which have been very close," he added.

"I hope that in the future we continue sharing that rivalry, sharing the court, and that other very good games await us."

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