The Serbian star will debut this Tuesday in Madrid against Monfils, while the Murcian will debut against Basilashvili.
the serbian Novak Djokovic revealed, in a talk on the Twitch channel of the Mutua Madrid Open, that his son’s favorite, which was previously Spanish Rafael Nadal, is now your compatriot Carlos Alcarazone of the sensations of the season.
The number one in the world was invited on this occasion by the channel created for this edition by the organization of the Madrid event. Djokovic revealed the change in criteria of his son who until now had the Balearic player as a reference as the Serbian tennis player recognized after the final of the Australian Openwhen he commented that he did not want the Russian to win Daniel Medvedev and that encouraged the Spanish, who finally won the title.
Nadal is no longer the only favorite player of Djokovic’s son 👀
Now it’s ______________ 😯
He tells us about it on Twitch!
— #MMOPEN (@MutuaMadridOpen) May 2, 2022
“The novelty in recent months is that, for my son, Nadal is no longer number one, he is Alcaraz. He changed favorite. But he imitates Rafa on the court”, indicated the Serbian player. “Nadal and I have shared many years together in this sport. We are aware of our important role in inspiring youths to play with a bit of illusion”, added Djokovic.
Training for the Serbian
The Serbian tennis player will debut this Tuesday in the competition. He will face French in the second round Gaël Monfils, who this Monday beat the Spanish Carlos Gimeno 6-3 and 6-0. The Balkan shared training with Carlos Alcaraz on one of the outdoor courts of the venue in the midst of enormous expectation.
Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz practiced together earlier today in Madrid.
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The Serbian prevailed in training 6-1 and 1-2. “He has beaten me up,” said Carlos, who will also debut this Tuesday against the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, who beat Italian in the first round Fabio Fogni by 7-5 and 6-4.