30 – 30SET 10 – 0
Carlos Alcaraz crashes his forehand into the netNovak Djokovic’s ace with a flat serve that Carlos Alcaraz cannot return0 – 30SET 10 – 0
Novak Djokovic’s backhand goes wide0 – 15SET 10 – 0
Novak Djokovic crashes his backhand into the net
To burst the central court Manolo Santana of the Magic Box of Madrid. There is an impressive expectation regarding a boy who is driving us crazy. Period ovation at his entrance to the field and after finishing warming up. He has never played against the number 1 in the world. He has never flown so high. Let’s go Carlitos!!!After a practically neat 2021 by winning the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, and reaching the final of the US Open, apart also from the Masters 1000 in Paris. His controversy in Australia has forced him to a break where he has only competed in Dubai (semi-finals), Monte Carlo (second round) and Belgrade (finalist).Novak Djokovic, from Belgrade and 35 years old, has won Madrid three times (2011, 2016 and 2019). He is the King of the Masters 1000 with 37, one more than Rafa Nadal (36) and he is looking for that great tournament that will return him to being the top favourite, especially ahead of Roland Garros and to be able to add his 21st Grand Slam and equal the man from Manacor as the tennis player who has beaten the greatest.Opposite, Novak Djokovic who, in his fourth tournament of the year, is showing the level he treasures and that we all know. It is being his best week of a controversial year for the plavi, thanks to his fast-track victories against Gael Monfils and Hubert Hurkacz, after benefiting from Andy Murray’s retirement in the round of 16.So today all eyes are on that right ankle in case it suffers against Nole. Apart from the match against the Balearic Islands, the one from El Palmar had a worse time against Cameron Norrie. Little more than two and a half hours she needed to resolve her commitment to the round of 16 by 6-4, 6-7 and 6-3. Before, in the second round, he got rid of Nikoloz Basilashvili on Tuesday 6-3 and 7-5.
Yesterday, he overwhelmed Rafa Nadal both in the first set, where he dismantled the contemplative tennis of the Manacorese, and in the third act, where he had enough personality with a break in favor to endure the best game of the afternoon of the five-time champion in Madrid. In between, a second set starring the interruptions, two, one of them for bending the ankle.At 19 years and 2 days old, today the Murcian will become the youngest semifinalist in the history of this Masters 1000 and, therefore, he aspires to be, with one more day, the finalist who will soon have arrived between Caja Mágica and MadridArena. Besides, he could be the second to kill Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the Spanish capital after David Nalbandián in 2007.We are talking about Carlos Alcaraz, a native of El Palmar (Murcia). Current champion of the last edition of the ATP #NextGen. sensation of the year A meteorite that, until a year ago, was not even in the Top 100; and that, in this 2022, he has taken over Rio de Janeiro, the Conde de Godó and the Miami Masters 1000.It is not that we are talking about the future. It is hope. It is illusion. It is palmares. Is present. Today everyone in the Manolo Santana of the Magic Box. Everyone in front of the television. Everyone listening to the radio. Or reading this direct as a sports main course of the day. If yesterday we contemplate a generational change. Today we can directly see a succession.Hello, very good afternoon to all tennis fans, very good afternoon to all lovers of the world of Spanish sports, because, next, we will offer live the semifinals of the ATP Masters 1000 in Madrid where the number 9 in the world, Carlos Alcaraz, He will face Novak Djokovic, leader in the ATP Rankings, for the first time in his career.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism