Rennae Stubbs comments on Carlos Alcaraz beating Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal

Former six-time Grand Slam champion Rennae Stubbs absolutely enjoyed watching Carlos Alcaraz go against Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as she says the 19-year-old is “here to stay.”

On Friday, Alcaraz clinched the biggest victory of his career when he defeated his idol Nadal in the Madrid Masters quarterfinal. 

A day later, Alcaraz took down world No. 1 Djokovic as he defeated the Serb 6-7 (5) 7-5 7-6 (5). 

Not many players have managed to beat Nadal and Djokovic at the same tournament but Alcaraz has managed to do so. 

“WHAT A MATCH!!!!! And this kid is here to stay for a very very very long time!! Beats the 2 GOAT back to back….I know both Novak and Rafa are not 100% match ready because of the last few months etc BUT MY GOD what a week and month he is having,” Stubbs wrote on Twitter. 

Stubbs not happy with the scheduling in Madrid

Alcaraz and Djokovic started their Madrid semifinal match at 4pm local time. 

The women’s final between Ons Jabeur and Jessica Pegula was scheduled for 6:30pm local time. 

Djokovic and Alcaraz played a thrilled and the match finished after three hours and 35 minutes of play. 

Because of that, the women’s final started around an hour and a half after it was scheduled. 

“NOW, Let me double rant, WHAT A JOKE the ladies final doesnt have a stand alone time!! why not play the women’s match first and then the mens back to back!! SO DUMB! Also, completely unfair to the mens second semi final, less time to recover for the following day final,” Stubbs tweeted. 

In the women’s final, Jabeur defeated Pegula 7-5 0-6 6-2 to win her first WTA 1000 title. 

It was a historic night in Madrid as Jabeur became the first Arab player in tennis history to win a WTA 1000 tournament. 

Following her win, Jabeur rose to No. 7 in the world.