Novak Djokovic impressed media, fans and insiders, after his big win in three epic sets against Carlos Alcaraz at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.One of the colleagues who was most impressed by the Serbian’s victory at the ATP Masters 1000 on the US hard-courts was the Canadian beauty Eugenie Bouchard.Genie shared through her Instagram stories a series of photos in which she was watching the Cincinnati final through her smartphone.In her latest stories, Bouchard praised the Serbian champion, writing: “I can’t believe he come back to win.
He did’t look to good in the 2nd, face was red, I thought he would retire. This is truly unbelievable Pushed himself to human limits in sports.”
Nole and Carlos words after Cincinnati final
In the on court interview after the Cincinnati final, Carlitos explained: “I’m exhausted but proud of myself.
I fought to the last point: I don’t know why I was crying at the end. I nearly beat one of the greatest tennis players of all time. It’s crazy to talk about this final now, but I left the pitch feeling genuine happiness for what I did.
My team and I are proud of ourselves. It was really difficult to play against Novak today. He forced me to run from one side of the field to the other for most of the game. I tried to stay there, physically hold on, but it was really hard.
I left everything out there. It’s great to know that the matches against me remind him of the matches against Rafael Nadal. It means I’m on the right track. I’m working hard, but today it was really difficult to face everything Novak offered on the court.”Nole added: “We put together a crazy match.
I don’t think I’ve played many matches like this in my life. Maybe I can compare it to the final with Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in 2012. Obviously we’re talking about a best of three sets match in this case, but it lasted almost four hours.
It was one of the toughest games mentally, emotionally and physically I’ve ever played in my career. I started better, but then I struggled physically on the court. Alcaraz was up by a set and a break, but he had a bad serve game and I thought I had a chance.
I fought and believed I could do it. In the third set I had many chances; Carlos was incredible on the second match point.Alcaraz no longer surprises me now. The way he has won some big games is impressive. You just have to tip your hat to a guy like that, who plays so maturely and handles pressure so well.
We cannot forget his age. The sensations I feel on the pitch against him remind me of those with Rafael Nadal. Every point is a battle.”