After Wimbledon 2023 semi-final defeat to Carlos Alcaraz, former world No.1 hails Alcaraz’s Grand Slam success at a young age: “he’s still 20”

In the tennis world, young players are having a big influence remarkably early in their careers. Carlos Alcaraz is one such young talent who recently won Wimbledon 2023 and won over the tennis world with his remarkable performance.

Despite his youth, past world No. 1 players as well as fans have already noticed Alcaraz’s talent and tenacity. Let us explore Alcaraz’s career and the acclaim he has received for his accomplishments at such a young age.

Medvedev acknowledges Alcaraz’s exceptional talent

Daniil Medvedev was all praise for Carlos Alcaraz after the young Spanish player defeated him in the Wimbledon 2023 semifinals. Medvedev acknowledged Alcaraz’s remarkable talent and drew analogies to tennis greats Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic despite the disappointment of the loss.

Medvedev recognized the similarities between Alcaraz’s and the legendary trio’s styles as he reflected on his own performance. He praised Alcaraz for his remarkable on-court skills and stressed the promise and potential he possesses. Medvedev’s insights demonstrate the difference Alcaraz has made in the tennis community.


Despite his disappointment at not making it to the final, Medvedev praised Alcaraz for his amazing performance. With a dominant triple 6-3 victory over Medvedev, the young Spaniard cemented his status as a strong force on the tour. As Alcaraz gets ready to face Djokovic in the Wimbledon 2023 championship match, Medvedev recognized Alcaraz’s extraordinary talent.

According to Medvedev, the rising Spanish star is a really powerful player. He holds a Grand Slam title and has held the No. 1 spot for several weeks at the age of just 20.

Although Medvedev did not play his best, he confessed that he needs to be at his best when playing players like Carlos, Novak, and Rafa. Playing nicely might give anyone opportunities against different opponents, but not against the Big 3.

When did Alcaraz win Grand Slam?

The rising Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz made tennis history by winning his maiden Grand Slam championship and becoming the youngest male player to hold the top spot. The icon’s victory at the US Open made him the youngest US Open champion since Pete Sampras in 1990 and the youngest male Grand Slam champion since Rafael Nadal’s triumph at the 2005 French Open.

Alcaraz enthralled spectators throughout the competition in New York with his exciting and acrobatic style of play. He outperformed Daniil Medvedev of Russia, taking the coveted top spot. Alcaraz has surpassed Lleyton Hewitt, who accomplished the achievement at the age of 20 in 2001.


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