Djokovic shares a brutal truth about his rivalries with Alcaraz, Federer and Nadal

The Serbian champion has released interesting statements on his rivalries, present and past, involving Carlos Alcaraz, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Djokovic shares a brutal truth about his rivalries with Alcaraz, Federer and Nadal
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The Serbian champion Novak Djokovic has released interesting statements on his rivalries, present and past, involving Carlos Alcaraz, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. A new rivalry was born on the circuit this year between the Serbian and the young Spaniard.

A Slam final, a Slam semi-final and a final of the ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati. 2-1 in the head-to-head in favor of the tennis player from Belgrade: this is what the score of these three direct clashes says, all of very high intensity.

The 24-time Slam champion praised the Spanish tennis player for this, who leads the group of young candidates to lead tennis in the future.

On the occasion of the Ryder Cup, Djokovic explained in an interview with Sky Sport: "Alcaraz is not the only one, there are many young players who are emerging.

The future of tennis is in good hands, with Alcaraz leading the pack. This year we faced each other at Wimbledon, at the Roland Garros, also in the Cincinnati final, one of the best best-of-three matches that has ever had players.

I think it's good for the sport that there are new rivalries."

Rivalries of the past and present

Talking about a rivalry with Carlos Alcaraz, comparing this to the one Novak Djokovic had with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

Nole explained: "The rivalries with Federer, Nadal and even Andy Murray are another thing. I've only played against Carlos three or four times. I hope to play as many matches against Alcaraz because it means that I will play for many more years.

I doubt this is the case, because at this point in my career what matters most are the Grand Slam tournaments. I played my best tennis there this year: three Slam titles and a final. What more could I ask for?" Considering his tight schedule, there are three events missing in Djokovic's calendar: the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy, the ATP Finals in Turin and the Davis Cup Finals with Serbia.

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