Carlos Alcaraz’s Father Spotted at Novak Djokovic’s Match at ATP Finals
Turin, Italy – Carlos Alcaraz’s father, Carlos Alcaraz Sr., was seen in attendance at the ATP Finals match between World No.1 Novak Djokovic and Holger Rune. The presence of Alcaraz’s father has sparked speculation that he may have been scouting Djokovic during the intense battle between the Serbian and Rune.
The match between Djokovic and Rune proved to be a thrilling encounter, with the 24-time grand slam champion emerging victorious in a decider. Djokovic, who had previously won the Paris tournament, was determined to claim his seventh ATP Finals title and started his week in Turin with a hard-fought win.
During the third set against Rune, Djokovic’s frustration got the better of him as he snapped two of his racquets after a break of serve. However, he managed to regain his composure and raise his game in the final set, securing the win.
Djokovic’s victory not only secured the year-end No.1 ranking but also surprised fans who discovered that Alcaraz’s father was present at the match. Alcaraz Sr. has been known to observe Djokovic’s training sessions and matches, leading to speculation that he may be scouting the Serbian player to assist his son.
Alternatively, Alcaraz Sr. could have simply been in attendance to witness the exciting clash between last year’s ATP Finals winner and Djokovic. Regardless, this sighting has raised the possibility of a future showdown between Alcaraz and Djokovic in the tournament.
Alcaraz, who is set to face Alexander Zverev in his opening match at the ATP Finals, has struggled with his form since the final grand slam of the year. He suffered surprising losses to Roman Safiullin in Paris and Grigor Dimitrov in Shanghai before withdrawing from the Swiss Indoors due to injury.
Djokovic’s win in Paris meant that he only needed to win one game at the ATP Finals to secure the year-end No.1 ranking. The Serbian player entered the tournament in exceptional form, having won 19 consecutive matches since his loss to Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final back in July.
With this victory, Djokovic now holds the record for the most year-end No.1 titles and is on track to become the first male tennis player to hold the No.1 ranking for 400 weeks. He is guaranteed to reach 406 weeks after the ATP Finals, as no points are available for other players to surpass him.
Reflecting on his win, Djokovic expressed his emotions and eagerness to claim the victory. He acknowledged the significance of his win in Paris, which put him in a favorable position in the rankings leading up to the ATP Finals.
After the match, Djokovic took the time to thank his team for their support in extending his year-end No.1 record.
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Source: Yahoo Australia