The rivalry between Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev was recognized as the best rivalry of the 2023 ATP season, leaving fans puzzled as to the omission of the captivating battles between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz.
Although Medvedev and Zverev clashed 6 times this season, the Russian emerged victorious on five occasions, including their most recent encounter at the ATP Finals. Conversely, Zverev obtained his sole win over Medvedev this year at the Cincinnati Masters. Nonetheless, their rivalry was labeled the best rivalry of the season by Eurosport, leaving several fans confused.
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Tennis fans were quick to voice their opinion on the matter, with the majority believing the matches involving Djokovic and Alcaraz or Sinner to be more thrilling.
"Put down the crackpipe!! Alcaraz-Djokovic was and still is the best rivalry of 2023. Wimbledon 2023, Cincinnati 2023, even RG23 (until Carlitos cramped) were the best matches HANDS DOWN in terms of quality of the shots produced," one fan posted.
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"They left Djokovic- Sinner and Djokovic - Alcaraz and gave us two people who's matches I don't remember," another chimed in.
"Sinner vs Alcaraz would definitely be my choice," said another fan.
"Ahaha I don’t see anyone agreeing with this," exclaimed another fan.