'Unfair To Write Djokovic Off' Despite Alcaraz's Success According To Murray

'Unfair To Write Djokovic Off' Despite Alcaraz's Success According To Murray

by Evita Mueller

Andy Murray doesn't think that writing off Novak Djokovic is smart, even with the Wimbledon result and Carlos Alcaraz's rise.

Tennis is a very fast-paced sport which means that things change all the time. Rallies change in an instant, rankings change in an instant, but some things do remain constant. Novak Djokovic being very good at tennis has been a constant for well over a decade now, and that's still the case.

Yes, Carlos Alcaraz outplayed him to win Wimbledon, but that doesn't mean he'll beat him every time they meet on the ATP Tour. If you don't believe it, take it from Rick Macci, who told us exactly that in an exclusive interview.

To think that he can would be foolish, and Andy Murray cautions against writing off Djokovic after the Wimbledon loss. If anything, he's going to come out even more motivated than before wanting to prove the world wrong.

It would be very unfair to write Novak Djokovic off already. You could argue it’s the start of a new era [Carlos Alcaraz beating Novak Djokovic at the Wimbledon final]. But Djokovic has won two of the three grand slams this year and was a few points away from winning the third.

Murray on Djokovic

Murray sat down with The Times to talk some tennis. He's got much more insight into the rivalry between Djokovic and Alcaraz having watched the match from the stands. It was a great experience for him, learning one as he explained it after a victory in Washington recently. It was a very good chance for him to see Alcaraz up close and he was amazed by what he saw.

Alcaraz plays with a lot of freedom; it’s brilliant to watch. That becomes harder to maintain as you get older because you have more scar tissue after difficult losses.

Murray on Alcaraz


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