Aware of Alcaraz's all-court artillery, aware of the youngster's rapid development and vehement support, as ever, Djokovic is very aware of all possible circumstances. The Serbian sees plenty of his all-conquering characteristics in the Spaniard.
The 36-year-old offered up an in-depth preview to this blockbuster final.
"He's so young, but he's incredibly consistent now, also on grass. Which I don't think many people expected him to play so well because his game is basically built and constructed and developed for clay mostly or slower hard courts," analysed the reigning champion.
"But he's been incredibly successful in adapting to the surfaces and demands and challenges of opponents on a given day.
"I see this as a great trait, as a great virtue. I see this as one of my biggest strengths throughout my career, that I was able to constantly develop, adapt, and adjust my game depending on the challenges basically. That's what he's doing very early on in his career.