“I Told You So”: Alexander Zverev Praises Teenager Carlos Alcaraz on His Heroics at ATP Marbella Open 2021

Published 04/10/2021, 6:57 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his first round match against Marcos Giron of the U.S. REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake


In recent years, German tennis professional Alexander Zverev has established himself as a top player in the men’s game. When he first competed at an ATP event, he reached the semifinal of the 2014 International German Open. Since then, the 23-year-old has continued to achieve success.

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Recently, Alexander Zverev praised Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz for his impressive performances in the recent tournaments. At the moment, the Spaniard is competing in the ATP Marbella Open and has reached the semifinal. Interestingly, the German reached his first-ever semifinal at an ATP event at the age of 17, similar to Alcaraz. 

Tennis – ATP 500 – Mexican Open – The Fairmont Acapulco Princess, Acapulco, Mexico – March 19, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev reacts during his semi final match against Germany’s Dominik Koepfer REUTERS/Carlos Perez-Gallardo

Alexander Zverev was full of praise for the teenager Carlos Alcaraz

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In doing so, Zverev commented on a post on Tennis Tv’s handle. They posted a video consisting of a few spectacular points won the Carlos during his matches at the ATP Marbella Open 2021. The caption of the post stated, “The kid is SPECIAL. Carlos Alcaraz becomes the youngest ATP semi-finalist since Zverev in 2014!”

Later, Alexander came across that post and commented, “Don’t want to say I told you so but I told you so!!! The kid is special. Let’s go Carlos Alcaraz.”

Earlier this season, Zverev faced the young talent at the ATP Mexico Open in Acapulco. They met in the Round of 32 matches, and the game was won by the German in straight sets, 6-3 6-1. 

Carlos Alcaraz is in his first semifinal at an ATP event

Speaking about Carlos’s recent stint in Marbella, he beat Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez in the Round of 16 matches. After losing the first set, he fought his way back and won the match, sealing the next two sets. His next match is against fellow Spaniard Jaume Munar, which promises to be an exciting contest. 

Coming to the German player, he will be seen at the first ATP Masters 1000 clay-court event of the season in Monte Carlo. He achieved his best result at the venue in 2018 when he reached the semifinal before going down to Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori

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The main draw of the Monte Carlo Masters will be conducted from Sunday onwards and will end on the following weekend, the 18th of April. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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