'Proud Of Myself': Alcaraz After Painful Loss To Djokovic In Cincinnati

'Proud Of Myself': Alcaraz After Painful Loss To Djokovic In Cincinnati

by Evita Mueller

Carlos Alcaraz gave it his all to win the Cincinnati Masters but couldn't get it done against a sensational Novak Djokovic.

Both of these players were pretty absurd in the ATP 1000 final. There are not enough adjectives to describe what they produced in an almost 4-hour battle in brutal conditions. It was a hot day in Ohio, but the match had even more heat as both players allowed their competitiveness to shine.

Alcaraz was on top for a good part of it, seemingly coasting to another trophy, but he allowed the second set to slip by. The 3rd one saw him in a hole, one from which he masterfully arose, but it wasn't enough in the end. The tiebreak settled it, and it didn't go his way.

Exhausted. No, I feel proud of myself, honestly. I talking and I don't know why I was crying because I fight until the last ball. I almost beat one of the greatest of all time from our sport.

Alcaraz after the match

Yes, it was almost, but Alcaraz went all the way against Djokovic in the past. It's nothing new for him, but this was the first time they played on a hard court. This is the matchup that we'll likely see at the US Open as well, and who knows what kind of madness that will be.

It's crazy to talk about it right now, but I left the court really, really happy what I did. Of course, I've been talking with my coach, my team, that we are so, so proud of ourselves.

Alcaraz is proud of what he did, but he was very angry at times during this match. He knows that he let this one slip. He was emotional during his outburst and got quiet tearful after the match as well.


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