Today, in the Madrid Open semi-final, the world saw one of the greatest performances from the Word no.9, Carlos Alcaraz against the current World no.1 Novak Djokovic.
After losing the first set, the 18-year-old Spaniard made a tremendous comeback to win the next two sets against the 20-time Grand Slam champion. With this win, he now reached his second Masters 1000 final in 2022. Meanwhile, his win over the Serb garnered massive reactions on social media, as fans are praising Alcaraz.
Many fans on social media, especially on Twitter, are praising Alcaraz for beating Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in back-to-back matches. In today’s match, he lost the first set in a tie-break. However, the first set loss didn’t demoralize him, as he made a tremendous comeback to win the next two sets. Eventually, he won the match, by 6-7,7-5,7-6 after 3 hours and 35 minutes.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) May 7, 2022
Many fans on social media think this is the passing of the torch, as he will be a future no.1 in the world.
One fan wrote, “First Nadal and now Djoko!! Future number #1.“
First Nadal and now Djoko!! 🤯 Future number #1 💪 https://t.co/nK428Vyt11
— Ashraf (@itsaashraful) May 7, 2022
HE IS THE REAL DEAL https://t.co/4s0VwbT91y
— abhi (@abhishekdamania) May 7, 2022
The future has arrived… https://t.co/6eKKi2Oums
— Ash Khan (@ash_k23) May 7, 2022
Another fan pointed out the love for clay amongst the Spaniards.
“Spaniards see clay, play clay, own clay. 51 winners against Novak!!! Are you kidding me. What an talent this kid! #CarlosAlcaraz @MutuaMadridOpen.“
— meghana bhat (@meghana61) May 7, 2022
Can Alcaraz win his second ATP Masters 1000 title in Madrid?
Alcaraz has already shown that he is one of the best players in the world right now after winning the Miami Open earlier this year. Last month, he also won in Barcelona. In Madrid, he has a great chance to win his first Masters 1000 title on clay
In the final, he could face either Alexander Zverev or Stefanos Tsitsipas. Earlier, Tsitsipas won the Monte Carlo Masters, as he showed good form on the red soil. Either way, it will be tough to beat the Spaniard at the moment, as he has been playing some unbelievable tennis for the past few months