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Affected by Wimbledon Trauma, Novak Djokovic’s Coach Gives Credit to Carlos Alcaraz for Pulling off a Miracle -‘Still a Little Sad..’

Published 07/25/2023, 1:05 PM EDT

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In an exhilarating showdown at Wimbledon, 20-year-old Carlos Alcaraz left the tennis world in awe by defeating the reigning champion, Novak Djokovic, and securing his second major grand slam title. Alcaraz’s remarkable feat defied all expectations, etching his name firmly into the annals of history. While the Spaniard soaked in all the accolades, Novak & his loved ones were also getting their share of sympathies. Regardless, even Djokovic’s contingent showered praises on Carlos.

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While there were many who seemed to congratulate the young Spaniard, there were many who were shocked by his mouth-watering performance. However, it seems that even after weeks of Novak’s loss at the hands of Alcaraz, his coach Goran Ivanisevic sees this to be a hard-to-digest fact.

Goran Ivanisevic still feels sad for Novak Djokovic after Wimbledon finals’ turnaround


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Carlos Alcaraz’s epic victory over Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon will forever be etched in the memories of tennis enthusiasts. Facing the reigning champion was no easy task, especially for a young player like Alcaraz, who defied all odds and displayed exceptional skill and determination throughout the match.

From the opening serve, it was evident that Alcaraz was not going to back down. Each point was fought with unwavering tenacity and passion, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats. The five-set battle was a rollercoaster of emotions, with both players showcasing their incredible talent and fighting spirit.


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“I’m still a little sad, but it’s harder for Novak because he was on the court… But kudos to Carlos, he showed the world what kind of tennis player he is. A five-set match that went in his favor, but Novak took the chances you have to in such a final.”- said Goran in the interview with a Croatian website.

As the match reached its climax, Alcaraz’s fearless shot-making and mental composure shone through, enabling him to clinch victory in a nail-biting finish. His ability to outshine Djokovic, a player renowned for his strategic prowess, left many in disbelief. After the win, Novak’s coach was not shy to applaud the abilities and the mental fortitude displayed by Alcaraz.

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Goran Ivanisevic, Djokovic’s Croatian coach, astutely observed that Carlos Alcaraz embodies a unique blend of the three tennis legends – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Djokovic himself. With each passing match, the young prodigy is not only breaking records but also setting himself apart as a rising star in the sport.


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Carlos Alcaraz’s success has not gone unnoticed, with former coach Rick Macci openly declaring him as the best in the world at present. Such high praise from seasoned experts speaks volumes about Alcaraz’s potential and talent.

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His playing style reflects a maturity well beyond his years. With the aggression of Djokovic, the finesse of Federer, and the tenacity of Nadal, Alcaraz’s game is a unique amalgamation of the best traits of the tennis greats. His forehand is a weapon of mass destruction, his backhand is solid, and his court coverage is exceptional.


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As the tennis world looks for the next big sensation after the era of the Big Three, Alcaraz has emerged as a front-runner. With each passing tournament, he showcases a level of consistency and maturity that surpasses his age.

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Akshat Gaur

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Akshat Gaur is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2021 and has been writing since then. With over two years of experience in the world of sports journalism, specifically tennis journalism, Akshat is someone who is immensely passionate about covering the ATP and the WTA Tour.

Edited By: Aishwary Gaonkar