Novak Djokovic lost to the 19-year-old Spaniard Alcaraz in the semifinals of the Madrid Masters
The first racket in the world lost with a score of 7:6 (7:5), 5:7, 6:7 (5:7). The Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and the German Alexander Zverev will play the second semifinal
Novak Djokovic (Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
The number one in the world, Serbian Novak Djokovic, failed to reach the final of the Madrid Masters.
In the 1/2 final, the Serbian lost to the 19-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaras with a score of 7:6 (7:5), 5:7, 6:7 (5:7).
In the second semifinal, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and the German Alexander Zverev will play later.
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Alcaraz is 19 years old, ninth in the world rankings, and has four ATP titles to his credit, including three this season.
Djokovic has only played his fourth tournament this season. On February 24, the Serbian lost to Czech Jiri Vesely in the quarterfinals in Dubai with a score of 4:6, 6:7 (4:7), on April 12 he lost to Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich-Fokine in the second round. of the Monte Carlo Masters-3: 6, 7: 6 (7: 5), 1: 6, and on April 24, in the Belgrade final, he lost to the Russian Andrei Rublev-2: 6, 7: 6 ( 7:4), 0:6.
At the beginning of the season, the Serb missed the first Grand Slam tournament – the Australian Open. Australian authorities canceled his visa and deported him from the country for violating anti-COVID measures. He, too, was unable to play in the March Masters series tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, as he was unable to enter the United States due to the lack of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Madrid tournament will end on May 8. The prize fund of the contest is 6.74 million euros.
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