A “real steamed fan” of tennis, Alcaraz said, “Streak goal Bellingham best!”
Men’s tennis “new emperor” Carlos Alcaraz (20-Spain), best known as a fan of Spanish professional soccer team Real Madrid, has paid tribute to fellow goalie Jude Bellingham (20-England).
Alcaraz defeated Lloyd Harris (South Africa) 3-0 (6-3, 6-1 7-6, <7-4>) in two hours and 28 minutes on Monday in the second round of the men’s singles at the US Open, the last major of the year.
This is an important tournament for Alcaraz, who won the title at Wimbledon by defeating Novak Djokovic (Serbia), to further cement his status as the ‘Emperor’ of men’s tennis.
The victory was not without significance as the second round was the de facto first gateway to back-to-back major titles for Alcaceras, who easily won the first round due to his opponent’s ankle injury.
But Alcaraz spent much of the press conference praising Bellingham.
“Bellingham is a really great, talented player, one of the best in the world,” Alcaraz said, “I’m sure he will be one of the best in the world in his position. I am very happy that he is joining Real Madrid.”
“I’ve also had some conversations with Bellingham, he’s a great human being,” he added, showing his ‘soccer fan’ side.
Bellingham, who joined Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund for €130 million in this summer’s transfer window, hasn’t had much time to settle in and has scored four goals in three consecutive games since his debut, helping Real Madrid to three straight wins to open the 2023-2024 season.
The Spaniard is such a big fan that he visited the Real Madrid locker room and took pictures with the players.
When asked about Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), who is rumored to be on his way to Real Madrid, he said, “Every Real Madrid fan wants him to come. He’s a perfect player,” he once said publicly.
Alcaraz won his first major title at the US Open last year.
If he wins again, he will become the first player to win back-to-back men’s singles titles at the event since 2008, when Roger Federer won five in a row.
“It’s motivating,” Alcaraz said of the record. 먹튀검증 It would be great to be able to share that accomplishment,” he said.