Roger Federer's statement on Carlos Alcaraz's Wimbledon final win over Novak Djokovic

Federer gives his take on Alcaraz's early success.

by Dzevad Mesic
Roger Federer's statement on Carlos Alcaraz's Wimbledon final win over Novak Djokovic
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Roger Federer has described Carlos Alcaraz's early results as "fantastic" and highlighted that the Spaniard's Wimbledon final win over Novak Djokovic was "mighty impressive." Alcaraz, who turned 20 in May, is already a two-time Grand Slam champion and also has five Masters titles in his collection.

Also, Alcaraz has already been ranked at No 1 several times. This past summer, Alcaraz snapped Djokovic's 34-win streak at Wimbledon when he beat the Serb 1-6 7-6 (6) 6-1 3-6 6-4 in the final at The Championships. “Alcaraz is great.

He’s still young and everything that he has achieved is fantastic, not just on clay or the hard surfaces. Winning Wimbledon against Novak in the final is no joke. He didn’t need to really prove that point but that’s another super asterisk in his CV.

It’s mighty impressive," Federer said on the ATP Tennis Radio Podcast.

Federer comes to Alcaraz's defense: He is doing fantastic

Since Wimbledon, Alcaraz hasn't won any titles. In his last five tournaments, Alcaraz had a couple of really deep runs but failed to land the title.

After his surprise US Open semifinal to Daniil Medvedev, Alcaraz was also beaten by Jannik Sinner in the Beijing semifinal. Last week, Alcaraz suffered another surprise defeat when Grigor Dimitrov beat him in the Shanghai Masters round-of-16.

Alcaraz may not have been up to his standard lately but Federer isn't concerned at all about the Spaniard. “Of course, as it was with Rafa [Nadal], Novak, myself, and [Andy] Murray, we all expect now every generation to produce their best tennis every single week, but it’s hard to do that.

I think Carlos has done as well as he possibly could have so far. And he’s going to lose sometimes, like here in Shanghai, but he’s doing fantastic. He’s got a great game and obviously an unbelievable future ahead of him," Federer said.

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