….said Jim Courier commenting on Alcaraz’s latest cramping issue. The first two sets were epic with both players producing brilliant points. But Novak was the initiator, in control until he played a few tentative games at the end of the second set. The tennis was at an epic level, beyond brilliant.
But, as I warned before, Traz runs his engine in the red line too much. It might work in 3 set matches, but 5 setters are a different game. Novak also totally neutralized the drop shot and dominated the longer rallies.
Hopefully Alcaraz finds a cure for the cramps, he is a cool kid. But as I’ve said before having great potential isn’t the same as winning 22 majors. He encountered a tennis great today and it was too much for him.