Tennis’ Superhuman Carlos Alcaraz Unwraps Inner Roger Federer as He Sends Fans Into a Frenzy With Insane Skills at US Open

Published 09/04/2023, 7:02 PM EDT

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In the world of sports, there are special moments that make us feel the magic of athleticism and the enduring power of legends. At the 2023 US Open, the defending champion hailing from Spain, Carlos Alcaraz, created one of those unforgettable moments. He did something that left fans amazed and drew striking comparisons to a famous move by tennis legend Roger Federer: The SABR.

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As the crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium eagerly awaited and cheered loudly, Alcaraz hit a shot that felt like he was borrowing the skill of Federer. This shot not only helped him score that particular point but also made fans on the internet remember the good old times.

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The Sneak Attack by Roger, also known as SABR, made its mark in tennis history in 2015 when the Swiss tennis legend, Roger Federer, pulled off this clever move during a thrilling match.

What’s the SABR? It’s a tactic where the player charges forward during the opponent’s second serve to catch them off guard. The crowd loved Federer’s bold move, and tennis fans everywhere couldn’t stop talking about it.


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Fast forward to today, Carlos Alcaraz, the prodigal talent at just 20 years old, is causing a big stir at the US Open. His incredible performance, especially when he won in the round of 16 against Matteo Arnaldi, left the people watching completely amazed.

Twitter exploded with excitement as fans compared Alcaraz’s shot to Federer’s famous SABR.

One fan exclaimed, “It’s amazing. It’s as if Federer resurged as a 20 yr old but with a double-handed backhand this time.”

Another fan chimed in, “Alcaraz is a GOAT in the making… if he keeps on playing like this… then Roger, sorry man, this boy is breaking all your records.”

A third excited fan stated, “The next 🐐 is the making! Like Johnny Mac said “the most complete 20 year old he’s ever seen play” 🤯💪🏼🔥🔥🔥”

A fan tagged his friend and stated, “I’m sure you jumped out of your seat & clapped 😃😃”

A supported, stunned by what they saw, “Some of the tennis in this match is just wild, Staggering even…..”

Another fan chimed in, “Alcaraz is brutal”

Stunned by what they saw, a fan stated, “This boy…”


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As Carlos Alcaraz charges into his third consecutive US Open quarter-final, tennis fans are eagerly waiting to see what more this young sensation has in store. Whether his SABR-like shot becomes his signature move or not, one thing is clear: Carlos Alcaraz is here to amaze us and remind us of the unforgettable moments in tennis history.

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Written by:

Ansh Tandon


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Ansh Tandon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. Ansh received his undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has been working in content creation for 2+ years. Before Ansh stepped into sports journalism, he was a professional tennis player, honing his skills in national level tournaments for the past 12 years as an active AITA athlete.
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Bhavani Singh




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