Carlos Alcaraz defeated the top-ranked player in the world to secure the win. The 36-year-old Serbian has previously defeated the rising star in two other matches this year. Djokovic proved to be too strong for Alcaraz in Paris, ultimately winning the French Open title, and narrowly clinched victory in a thrilling final at the Cincinnati Masters.
Both players have suffered defeats in the ATP Finals, resulting in their current meeting in the semi-final stage rather than for the ultimate championship. Sinner’s unexpected victory over Djokovic was a shock, but Alcaraz has not maintained the same level of performance that he displayed when winning the Wimbledon title. According to his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero, the 20-year-old needs to understand that the tennis season runs from January to November.
The person from Spain does not need any better demonstration of what is necessary to reach and maintain the top position than the individual who will be his opponent at Pala Alpitour. No one needs to remind Djokovic, who is still the dominant player in men’s tennis, that the season lasts for 11 months of the year. If Djokovic, who has already secured the top spot in the world rankings for the year, wins his next two matches, he will surpass Roger Federer and hold the record for the most ATP Finals titles with seven.
Following Wimbledon, it seemed that Alcaraz was prepared to step into the role of The Guy.tm
He needs to succeed in that struggle once more. I am anticipating an exciting outcome.