‘Total disregard for Nadal at the US Open’

‘Total disregard for Nadal at the US Open’

Tennis fans have shared their opinion regarding Carlos Alcaraz’s admission of Novak Djokovic’s absence from the US Open.

In an interview with The New York Times after his US Open victory, Carlos Alcaraz admitted Novak Djokovic’s absence from Flushing Meadows may be boosting his chances of winning his first Grand Slam title. The young Spaniard, however, also argued that his personal efforts deserve recognition.

“Listen, I don’t want to take the credit away, but it’s true that Rafa, Djokovic, Federer, they were in a period where they were all playing. I was lucky or whatever you want to call it Djokovic can’t play,” he said.

Carlos Alcaraz won the US Open without having to face the ‘Big-3’ as Novak Djokovic was banned from entering the United States due to his unvaccinated status. Rafael Nadal was knocked out by Frances Tiafoe in the fourth round and Roger Federer hasn’t played competitive tennis since Wimbledon last year.

Novak Djokovic fans, who were already revolting against the Serbian’s unjustified ban from the United States, were apparently put at ease after the teenager’s admission.

A fan appreciated the 19-year-old’s maturity and said Alcaraz were still the winners and deserved the utmost respect.

“This statement shows a maturity beyond his years. He was still the winner and deserves a lot of respect, on and off the pitch,” the fan said.

@WeAreTennis @NYTimes This statement shows a maturity beyond his years. He was always the winner and deserves a lot of respect, on and off the pitch.

@WeAreTennis @NYTimes This statement shows a maturity beyond his years. He was always the winner and deserves a lot of respect, on and off the pitch.

Another fan admired that Alcaraz was candid with his statement but recalled how the Serbian’s fans were treated unfairly when they expressed the same sentiment. The individual further claimed that 2023 will be a real test for the US Open champion as Djokovic will be allowed to play in all Grand Slam tournaments.

I’m glad Alcaraz said so himself; some Nolefam said the exact same thing and were abused for saying it.

A great credit for Carlos to have reached No. 1 and won his 1st Slam, but he is also aware that the rules of the game were not fair this year. This is why 2023 will be the real test. twitter.com/wearetennis/st…

“Listen, I don’t want to take the credit away, but it’s true that Rafa, Djokovic, Federer, they were in a period where they were all playing. I was lucky or whatever you want to call it Djokovic can’t play.”

Carlos Alcaraz, honest.

(Going through @NYTimes)

“Listen, I don’t want to take the credit away, but it’s true that Rafa, Djokovic, Federer, they were in a period where they were all playing. I was lucky or whatever you want to call it that Djokovic can’t play. “Carlos Alcaraz, honest. (via @NYTimes) https://t.co/Z90l4O2622

I’m glad Alcaraz said so himself; some Nolefam said the exact same thing and were abused for saying it. A great credit for Carlos to have reached No. 1 and won his 1st Slam, but he is also aware that the rules of the game were not fair this year. This is why 2023 will be the real test. twitter.com/wearetennis/st…

However, many tennis fans were also split on whether the former world No.1’s absence had any weight, with one fan mocking the teenager for ignoring Rafael Nadal.

Here are some more fan reactions:

@WeAreTennis @NYTimes What he says is correct, but it should also be clarified that there were 127 other players in the draw and that he alone took full advantage of Djokovic’s absence, like Rafa in Australia.
To take full advantage of an opportunity when others have not been able to take advantage of it is a MERIT!

@WeAreTennis @NYTimes What he says is correct, but it should also be noted that there were 127 other players in the draw and that he alone took full advantage of Djokovic’s absence, like Rafa in Australia. the advantage is a MERIT!

@WeAreTennis @NYTimes It wouldn’t have made a difference if all three were healthy and in the draw, it was your moment and no one was going to deny you the title, NOBODY, Congratulations on being the best player in the world🌐 🇪🇸🏆🇪 🇸

@WeAreTennis @NYTimes He has everything to become one of them but he needs other great players/opponents to grow. Maybe more players like Sinner help him get to that level.

@WeAreTennis @NYTimes He has everything to become one of them but he needs other great players/opponents to grow. Maybe more players like Sinner help him get to that level.

@WeAreTennis @NYTimes Honorable. Thanks Carlos. It’s okay not to pretend you’re something when you really aren’t. knock out all the big players and stay on top for a few years. Novakfan

@WeAreTennis @NYTimes Honorable. Thanks Carlos. It’s okay not to pretend you’re something when you really aren’t. knock out all the big players and stay on top for a few years. Novakfan

@WeAreTennis @NYTimes It doesn’t matter who isn’t there! To win beat the players in front of you!
The title is Alcaraz forever 🏻🏻

@WeAreTennis @NYTimes It doesn’t matter who isn’t there! To win beat the players in front of you! The title is Alcaraz’ forever 👌🏻💪🏻


Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic faced each other once on tour

Carlos Alcaraz defeated Novak Djokovic in their only encounter at the 2022 Madrid Open

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic have locked horns once on the ATP Tour. The current world No. 1 faced the former world No. 1 in May this year at the Masters 1000 in Madrid. Incidentally, local favorite Alcaraz emerged victorious in their only meeting, prevailing 6-7(5), 7-5, 7-6(5) in the semi-final.

The teenager achieved the result straight after defeating his older compatriot Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals, becoming the only person to beat the duo back-to-back in the same event on clay.

The young Spaniard went on to claim his second Masters 1000 title at the tournament by outclassing defending champion Alexander Zverev in straight sets.


This News is Published from Google Alert – Roger Federer.

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