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Tennis is a game known for its steadily developing talent pool, with young players arising and leaving an enduring effect on the game. One such wonder who has overwhelmed the tennis world is Carlos Alcaraz. At only 20 years of age, Alcaraz has accomplished exceptional achievements. His quick ascent has not slipped through the cracks, and, surprised, players like Kei Nishikori. He has confronted Rafael Nadal in extraordinary fights and is awestruck by Alcaraz’s ability. Following a 21-month absence from the ATP tour because of injuries, Nishikori is anxious to confront Alcaraz.

Nishikori applauded the rising star’s outstanding defense, stunning forehand, and unshakable backhand. In his interview with Eurosport, he underscored that Alcaraz’s speed sets him apart even from the ‘King of Clay’.

In a recent interview, Kei Nishikori shared an astonishing verdict on Carlos Alcaraz


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Kei Nishikori, a former world No. 4, has had his share of challenges and wins throughout his tennis career. Nishikori’s journey went off in a strange direction with a progression of injuries. It included a crippling lower leg injury that got him away from the ATP tour for quite some time. As Nishikori stepped once more into the cutthroat court, he communicated his eagerness to confront the intriguing yield of young players.

These include Carlos Alcaraz, Holger Rune, and Jannik Sinner. Nishikori strikingly expressed that tennis has never seen anybody like the young Spaniard before. In a surprising comparison, Nishikori draws similarities between Alcaraz and Nadal. According to the Tennis Letter, Nishikori shared, “I hope to play these great young players like Alcaraz, Rune, & Sinner. I don’t think we’ve seen anyone like Carlos before. He looks like Rafa but has more speed. Good defense, unbelievable forehand & a good backhand”

His words highlighted Alcaraz’s mind-boggling speed and strong game style. The correlation with Nadal, says a lot about the huge ability that Alcaraz has.

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A potential faceoff between Nishikori and  Alcaraz vows to be a completely thrilling scene. A few fans enthusiastically anticipate the clash of styles and ages on the tennis court. As the two players carry their novel assets to the game, it will without a doubt be a momentous event.

Nishikori’s motivation is inspired by Djokovic, Nadal, and a quest for triumph

At 33, Nishikori finds motivation in Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s perseverance. After a year-long absence due to a hip injury, he returns to the ATP tour in Atlanta. Nishikori aims to face rising stars Alcaraz and Rune, now top-ranked players. His busy schedule includes tournaments in Atlanta, Washington, Cincinnati, and the US Open, where he may clash with Alcaraz or Rune. With a packed calendar and the chance to challenge the young stars, Nishikori’s motivation remains unwavering.


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Nishikori’s experience could be a deciding factor against talented youngsters. Fans await exciting matchups and wonder if he can make a triumphant comeback. Share your thoughts in the comments.

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