Quotes of the day
Asked if he felt like this is the beginning of a big rivalry between him and Alcaraz, Djokovic said with a grin:
“I would hope so, for my sake. He's going to be on the tour for quite some time. I don't know how long I'll be around. Yeah, I mean, let's see. It's been only three matches that we played against each other. Three really close matches. Two already this year in later stages of Grand Slams.
“I hope we get to play in US Open. Why not? I think it's good for the sport, 1 and 2 in the world facing each other in almost a five-hours, five-set thriller. Couldn't be better for our sport in general, so why not?”
On Alcaraz’s greatest strength, the Serb said:
“I think people have been talking in the past 12 months or so about his game consisting of certain elements from Roger, Rafa, and myself. I would agree with that. I think he's got basically best of all three worlds.”