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With just two weeks remaining for the US Open to commence, the tennis fever is back upon the players. After the completion of the Canadian Open, the focus now shifts to Cincinnati for the seventh Masters of the year. The entire ATP Top 10 has signed up for the competition and all eyes are on two players – Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz.

The two top ranked players in the world start off as the favorites for the tournament. In order to claim the title, the heavy training sessions are underway. Despite the scorching Ohio heat, Alcaraz took a leaf out of Djokovic’s book to make practice look easier.

Carlos Alcaraz responds to the Cincinnati heat

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Players often manage to find solutions to external issues that hamper their practice. As long as the weather is concerned, during excess heat, indoor practice and strength training is recommended. However, Alcaraz had made his intentions clear that he wanted to practice his groundstrokes. So, how does he counter the heat?

The World No.1 hit the Cincinnati courts following his quarter-final exit in Toronto. His first glimpses in Ohio were revealed by the Instagram handle of the Western and Souther Open’s official account. They added a caption that read, “📈 Rate your Carlos excitement from 1 to 10, Cincy!“.

Alcaraz engaged in an intense training session without putting on a shirt. It allowed him to extend his practice session and deal with the treacherous heat. There were enough fans in the stands trying to get a glimpse of the two-time major champion before he kicked off his campaign.

Alcaraz wasn’t the first player to come up with this move. It was Novak Djokovic who pulled it off in his previous practice session, and the apprentice followed in the master’s footsteps.

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Novak Djokovic’s grand Cincinnati appearance

The 23-time major champion stepped on the Cincinnati courts for the first time since 2019. He played the event in 2020 but that was held in New York. On his return to the city, the Serb did not disappoint the fans in the practice session. In the same session, Djokovic also flexed his chiseled physique as he tackled the Cincinnati weather while playing without a t-shirt.

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Aside from emulating Djokovic’s shirtless feat, Alcaraz would also be eager to upset him in yet another final. If the two meet again in the final, who will come out on top? The Wimbledon champion or the GOAT? Let us know in the comments.

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