Alcaraz denies Djokovic's words: "I'm Carlos and I don't want to copy the Big 3"

The young Spaniard thanked Djokovic for his words, but explained how he feels he has his own style of play, and which does not resemble that of any of the Big 3

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Alcaraz denies Djokovic's words: "I'm Carlos and I don't want to copy the Big 3"
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Carlitos Alcaraz explained the role of young tennis players in relation to Novak Djokovic's dominance and what the Serbian has achieved in his career together with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The young Spaniard, following an exhibition event in Mexico, released some statements to the EFE news agency, which I report below.

Among the most interesting passages, I would like to point out the words that Carlitos released on the playing style of Djokovic, Federer and Nadal, which once again show the personality of the young Spaniard. "I am Carlos and I don't want to copy the style of any of the three.

Obviously it was wonderful to listen to Djokovic's words, but I don't want to be the combination of any player. I want to feel 100% Carlos Alcaraz. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal they had a great influence on me and all the other tennis players.

I grew up watching their Grand Slam finals. I always dreamed of being in their position and worked hard to do it. I had the chance to face Djokovic and Nadal but not Federer, I would have loved it. Playing against a legend like Djokovic is not easy.

It's incredible to have beaten him twice. We played incredible games. I hope that our rivalry can continue," said Calitos. But Nole's words were not rash, I feel like saying! It is true that Alcaraz has his own style, but it is normal to make comparisons with other tennis champions.

Some similarities c 'it is, and I believe that perhaps Carlitos will also understand it when he reaches total tennis maturity.

Alcaraz wants to be remembered one of best ever: and he'll do it

Alcaraz did not express himself to the best of his potential in the last part of 2023 - probably also due to the foot problem that prevented him from participating in the Basel tournament - but he still played a wonderful year and won the second Slam of his career, winning an epic final with Djokovic at Wimbledon.

Alcaraz made his debut at the ATP Finals, where he surrendered in the penultimate act of the tournament, losing his second consecutive match against Djokovic, this time clearly. The Serbian champion, just after the Championships final, had expressed great admiration towards Alcaraz, comparing him in a certain sense to the Big 3.

"Novak Djokovic has shown that he is ready to win all four Slams, but we are here to stop him and beat him. I always try to focus on my career: the dream is to be considered one of the greatest in history," said Alcaraz . And what can you say after hearing words like that? Only one: Carlitos will make it, he will become one of the greatest in tennis history.