Alcaraz's And Djokovic's Dominance Not Surprising According To Carreno Busta

Alcaraz's And Djokovic's Dominance Not Surprising According To Carreno Busta

by Evita Mueller

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Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz largely dominated this year, and it's not a surprise, according to fellow ATP pro, Pablo Carreno Busta.

Saying that Djokovic and Alcaraz dominated this year is a bit of a simplification because there is more nuance to that. We've seen players like Jannik Sinner win events, we've seen Medvedev win a couple of events, but for the most part, it was mostly Alcaraz and Djokovic.

The Serbian won three of the four Grand Slams this year, including the recent US Open, while Alcaraz surprisingly won Wimbledon. They are also battling it out for the year-end No. 1, so they did outperform the rest of the Tour.

According to fellow player Pablo Carreno Busta, who spoke to Punto de Break, the duo dominating is not a surprise. He's been injured for much of this year, so he's been able to witness it as a spectator more so than a player.

I couldn't tell you, honestly. Djokovic has continued as he was, Carlos has maintained the level that he had been having last year. Maybe that might surprise someone, but not me.

Carreno Busta on Alcaraz and Djokovic dominating

Carreno Busta is quite familiar with Alcaraz, having played doubles with him and practiced together. He's a big believer in the Spaniard, but he also mentioned some other young players who have taken steps forward this season as well.

There have been young players like Sinner, who seems to have taken a little step further. Rune, although he hasn't won many games in recent months, has also improved... Everything has been more or less similar.

Carreno Busta on Rune and Sinner stepping up

Busta recently returned to tennis after dealing with an elbow injury that kept coming back. He blamed it on the new tennis balls, adding his name to the ever-growing list of players calling out the new tennis balls.


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