"Alcaraz is one of the most impressive players I've faced in my life": Djokovic gives high praise to new rival

Serbia’s legendary tennis star Novak Djokovic has heaped praise on Spain’s young sensation Carlos Alcaraz.

The 20-year-old became the talk of the town after winning Wimbledon earlier this year following a victory over the 36-year-old in a five-set thrilling final with a score of 1–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1, 3–6, 6–4.

Djokovic was quoted in a report where he heaped praise on Alcaraz and suggested that he is the right kind of player to carry tennis forward.

“He [Alcaraz] is already at that level. He is on a good course but he has just started,” said the current world number one. “It is only a few years that he has been playing on the top level and he is already a two-time Grand Slam winner, number one in the world.

“It's amazing to achieve so much so far, just at 19 or 20 years of age. He is the youngest number one in the world to finish number one at the end of the season. You can say he is a special guy, no doubt about it that he has an incredible career ahead of him if he stays healthy, if he continues to maintain this level of tennis.

“It's not going to be of course guarantee that you know make the history of the sport because you have thousands of other players who would want to beat him. This is how it is and I am sure that other players, the more they play with him, the more they will figure out his game and the more they will understand how to play him.

“But he is one of the most impressive players I have faced in my life. No doubt, complete in every aspect and also a very nice guy, a great family, a great team so he is a perfect ambassador of our sport so far and if he is going to continue like this, he is going to carry tennis for sure.”

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