Roddick: “Alcaraz will be better if he incorporates Djokovic’s game”

Roddick: “Alcaraz will be better if he incorporates Djokovic’s game”
Roddick: “Alcaraz will be better if he incorporates Djokovic’s game”
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Miami (USA) – The youngest number 1 in the history of the ATP, Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz did not have such a brilliant start to the season, but he still won a title in 2024, lifting the Masters 1000 cup in Indian Wells. For North American Andy Roddick, the 20-year-old tennis player needs to be inspired by Serbian Novak Djokovic’s game, be more effective and a little less brilliant.

“I think in our generation it was like, players wanted to be like Roger (Federer), because he had the ability to do things with the racket, and also like Rafa (Nadal), who was physically strong and had a lot of spin. Now we have Novak (Djokovic), who is a fighter who puts you in situations you can’t get out of”, said the former ranking leader on his podcast Served with Andy Roddick.

For him, the young Spaniard needs to know how to better balance his game on the court. “Alcaraz is almost like a combination of the three, but he’s still finding his way. I think the best version of him will come when he brings a little more Novak to his game, making things a little more boring and not as spectacular all the time,” analyzed Roddick.

The 2003 US Open champion even said that his compatriot Andre Agassi thinks more or less the same way, betting on growth with a focus on efficiency. “When I was with Agassi in Las Vegas, this is what he said, that Alcaraz is so spectacular that to reach the next level he might need to play in a slightly more boring way,” added the American.

Alcaraz accepts criticism from Roddick, but coach counters


The article is in Portuguese

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