Carlos Alcaraz: "Rafael Nadal is Novak Djokovic's biggest rival"

Alcaraz dealt with many topics and the discussion regarding the number one in the ranking could not be missed, a record that he could regain at the end of the week

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Carlos Alcaraz: "Rafael Nadal is Novak Djokovic's biggest rival"

The Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz keeps winning. In the night the Spaniard started a great battle and a good match against our Fabio Fognini, in one of the best versions of him in recent times. The Italian won the first set in a tiebreak, but only surrendered at distance to the current world number two.

The two athletes showed great intensity and gave rise to great exchanges and applause. The tennis player from Spain talked at the press conference and dealt with many interesting topics. Alcaraz dealt with many topics and the discussion regarding the number one in the ranking could not be missed, a record that he could regain at the end of the week.

Here are his words: "For me now Novak Djokovic is the best in the world, and he was one of the best in history alongside Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. The three of them have dominated tennis for the past 20 years. Being close to him in the standings is a privilege, I can't let my guard down if I want to stay in the fight or at least close to him.

Nole's great rival is Rafa, you have to understand that, they have faced each other almost 60 times and often in the final stages of important tournaments. I've only faced Djokovic once, and even though I'm fighting with him now, I'm not his biggest rival.

They've shared the circuit for two decades, they've played legendary matches and what I'm saying is normal." "It was a match with many ups and downs, I started well and had opportunities to immediately close the first set, but then I took too much risk and in the end you end up paying the bill.

That's what happened and he played really well in the tiebreak. In my head I knew from the beginning that it was going to be a tough and long match and in the end I got conditioned too. In the third set I played better and managed to win.

I'm happy because in the third set, after a tough battle, I appeared in excellent physical condition." Finally, Carlos concluded on the Rio de Janeiro crowd: "It's a privilege to have so many small children who are rooting for you, maybe I will become their favorite tennis player. It's a great joy for me."

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