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Ahead of Wimbledon semi-finals – Alcaraz spies, Djokovic swings – Sport

Ahead of Wimbledon semi-finals – Alcaraz spies, Djokovic swings – Sport


Carlos Alcaraz is still on his way to the final at Wimbledon. Among other things, because he did some espionage.

Novak Djokovic was not amused. When he was training at Aorangi Park, he used to be watched by everyone. But now that it’s about his excelling at Wimbledon and beyond, it’s getting a little too colorful for him. In the Serbian news portal B 92 He was upset that Father Alcaraz filmed him.

“Everyone,” Djokovic said, “looking over your shoulder here,” everyone wants to see what they’re doing, what they’re working on. The excitement of the reigning Grand Slam champion, who is chasing a fifth consecutive title and eighth at Wimbledon, comes as a surprise – after all, Orange Park is no no-go area. Rather, it seems that the excitement around “Spygate” (The Daily Telegraph) a sign of Djokovic’s growing nervousness.

Alcaraz Kabir “watches every training session”

Little Carlos Alcaraz did not deny Alcaraz Senior’s spying, which, of course, is by no means forbidden, answered with youthful and naive charm: his father was a tennis fan and was at the All England Club from 10 am to 11 pm. Training “from everyone”. “If he had the chance to see Djokovic live, he probably filmed him too,” said the youngster.


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Carlos Alcaraz.

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Alcaraz didn’t understand all the excitement ahead of Friday’s semi-final anyway: He’s playing Daniil Medvedev, Djokovic’s opponent is Yannick Sinner. Aside from that: If he wants to learn something from Djokovic: “There are enough videos on the internet.” Alcaraz has long admitted that he has already studied it extensively. He also looked to Roger Federer and Andy Murray for suggestions for playing on grass.

Following in the footsteps of Djokovic and Wimbledon

“I didn’t expect to play at such a great level on this surface,” Alcaraz said after his quarter-final victory over Dan Holger Rohn. It’s really cool: the 20-year-old Spaniard is only playing his fourth on the lawn.

Alcaraz has already won the 2022 US Open, is No. 1 in the world rankings, and is learning at an alarming pace of opponents – and is now the youngest Wimbledon semi-finalist since 2007.

Since some Novak Djokovic.

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Follow the semi-final matches between Janik Sinner and Novak Djokovic, then those between Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev on Friday from 2:30 p.m Live on SRF Zwei and in the SRF Sport app.