Tennis players give insight into Carlos Alcaraz's behaviour after Novak Djokovic Wimbledon win

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Carlos Alcaraz is being praised by his fellow tennis players after Wimbledon win over Novak Djokovic

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 26/07/2023

- 11:15

The 20-year-old is in the spotlight following the second Grand Slam triumph of his career

Carlos Alcaraz is being praised by his fellow tennis players in the wake of his Wimbledon final win over Novak Djokovic.

The 20-year-old battled his way to a 1-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 3-6 6-4 victory at Centre Court to secure a second Grand Slam title of his career.

Speaking recently, the Wimbledon champion made it clear how much he values respect and friendship.

He said: “I try to be friendly, warm, get on with everyone.

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Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic praised each other after epic Wimbledon final


"It’s more important to be a good person than anything else.

"At the end of my career I’d like people to remember me, more than as a tennis player, as someone with good values.

"At the end of the day, you only spend a few hours a day on court, the rest of your life you’re off it.

"That’s why at those times I also try to use the manners that my parents taught me."

And fellow tennis players have now hailed Alcaraz and the way he conducts himself on the ATP Tour.

Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis, speaking to the ATP Tour's official website, said: “As a tennis player, there is no doubt.

"But I think he is an even better person.

"He’s so good and well-mannered... In the end, that’s what matters.”

Bagnis also revealed Alcaraz had gone out of his way to accommodate a video request, too.

“I once asked him for a birthday video for a friend," he said.

“He could have told me no, ignored me or told me what day to do it on.

"But he responded by asking me when I had time so we could do it. I thought that was really something.

“He was doing me a favour and ended up considering my availability.

"It’s amazing that someone so important and so good is still so friendly, well-mannered and correct.”

Compatriot Roberto Carballes Baena is in agreement.

“He’s a 10 out of 10 guy, really funny and nice," he said.

"He wishes you luck whenever you play, he asks you how you are, speaks to you normally.

"It’s incredible that he’s at such a high level and wins such big tournaments, and that he’s so normal. "He’s still the same as when I met him many years ago training together in Spain.”

Another Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut, has hailed the way coach Juan Carlos Ferraro is keeping Alcaraz grounded.

“He’s a charming and humble kid," he said.


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Carlos Alcaraz holds the Wimbledon trophy after his win over Novak Djokovic


"His coach is doing a phenomenal job of guiding him in that regard because he’s been through the same thing.

"I’m so happy that everything is going so well for them."

Alcaraz is now set to focus on the upcoming US Open.

The 20-year-old won the tournament last year against all odds, beating Casper Ruud in the final.

Should he win a third Grand Slam crown, he'll draw level with Brit Andy Murray - who claimed the same number during his prime years in the sport.

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