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World number 3 Alexander Zverev suffered one of the most humiliating defeats of his career in the Madrid Masters final and later called Carlos Alcaraz “the best player in the world”. Zverev, who traditionally plays very well in Madrid, was aiming to win his third Madrid title this Sunday. Unfortunately for Zverev, he had no answer for Alcaraz, who claimed a dominant 6-3, 6-1 victory over the German. Before beating Zverev, Alcaraz defeated Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in straight matches. In total, Alcaraz defeated three top 5 players on his way to winning his first title in Madrid. Zverev agrees with those who expect Alcaraz to win multiple Grand Slams and reach No. 1 in the world rankings. “Carlitos. You are the best player in the world right now. You are only 19 years old but you are beating us all. You are a great superstar who is going to win several slams and become number 1,” Zverev said during the trophy ceremony. on the track Alcaraz had the first break point of the match in game four, but Zverev saved it to level the set at two games apiece. Alcaraz failed to get the first break in game four, but made no mistake on his second break point in game six and broke Zverev to open a 4-2 lead. Alcaraz held serve from him the rest of the set to win the first set. After losing the first set, Zverev served in the first game of the second. Alcaraz got three breaks in a row and won six straight games to end the match in style.

Djokovic praises Carlos Alcaraz

Novak Djokovic recently heaped huge praise on 2022 Madrid Open champion Carlos Alcaraz, stating that he’ll be a favorite at Roland-Garros. During a press conference ahead of the the Italian Open, the 34-year-old was all praise for Alcaraz, saying: “At Roland Garros, he is definitely one of the main favorites, no doubt, even though he has never reached the second week of a Grand Slam. With everything recently that he has achieved, he deserves to be one of the favorites.” The Serb did, however, acknowledge wholeheartedly that Alcaraz was special. “He definitely is special. I mean, already he’s breaking a lot of records as a teenager, you know, winning two Masters events this year, a couple of 500s. So far he’s the best player in the world, no question, this year with the results that he’s been doing.”