‘You Can Tell He’s Not a Poser’- Roger Federer Fans Set to Embrace Young Kid Carlos Alcaraz After His Graceful Act at Indian Wells

Published 03/15/2023, 9:19 AM EDT

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The tennis community is deeply missing Roger Federer and his classy sportsmanship acts toward his opponents on the ATP Tour. It’s been very rare when the fans have witnessed just noble gestures for which the Swiss tennis Maestro was known. But now it looks like they found another ATP player with a similar on-court personality during the ongoing Indian Wells Masters. It’s Spanish tennis player, Carlos Alcaraz who is being compared to the 20 singles Grand Slam champion given his recent profound gesture towards his injured opponent.

Taking note of his recent antics, fans were also reminded of the Danish tennis player, Holger Rune’s controversial drama. Meanwhile, hailing the reigning US Open champion, the tennis community slammed the 19-year-old Danish player for his disrespectful behavior at the BNP Paribas Open.

Fans compare Carlos Alcaraz to Roger Federer considering his recent sportsmanship antics


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The British tennis player, Jack Draper had to pull out of the highly anticipated match against the Spanish tennis star due to his injury. Later, Carlos Alcaraz came up with a brilliant idea to cheer up his injured opponent after their match.

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Rather than celebrating his victory, he showcased his sportsmanship act with a heartwarming on-court camera message for Draper. The reigning US Open champion signed a ‘get well soon’ message on the camera lens after he got a walkover during the Indian Wells Masters. Even during his post-match conference, the Spaniard was quite sympathetic toward the 21-year-old ATP player.


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Taking note of his profound gestures, fans lavished praise on the 19-year-old. They further compared him to the Swiss tennis legend, Roger Federer who was also known for his classy sportsmanship acts. Notably, one of the users, John Horn hailed Alcaraz on Twitter by sharing a picture of him signing the camera lens.

Other fans also reacted to Alcaraz’s kind gestures while they slammed Holger Rune

While some were busy praising the Spaniard, others were slamming another 19-year-old player on the ATP Tour. Holger Rune, who was involved in a controversial drama with Stan Wawrinka, once again received flak from the fans on Twitter. Due to his disrespectful behavior towards the Swiss tennis player, the tennis community regards the Danish tennis player as the complete opposite of Alcaraz.

Notably, one of the fans said, “Seems like a really great kid; complete opposite of Rune.”

Another user commented, “And you can tell he’s not a poser. It was a very genuine act”

Others also lavished praise on Alcaraz while taking a dig at Rune.


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What do you think of the Spaniard’s sportsmanship antics during the BNP Paribas Open? Let us know in the comments section.


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Anurag Gusain


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Anurag Gusain is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree in English from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Delhi University. Being a huge tennis fan, he enjoys watching superstar Rafael Nadal play.
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Arijit Saha