US Open, ATP > Ruud: “Nadal, when he was the age of Alcaraz, was just as similar. Hardly anyone could hit a winning shot on him. Djokovic the same with his flexibility”

Unlucky finalist of the US Open when he seemed a step above his opponent in the third set, Casper Ruud ended up losing in four sets against Carlos Alcaraz. Asked about the Spanish prodigy, the Norwegian immediately compared him to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Anything but a coincidence…

“Rafa, when he was Carlos’ age, he was also similar. He tracked everything. Hardly anyone could hit a winning shot on him. Novak the same with his flexibility. Carlos has some sort of mix of the two? I think player speed and agility are only getting better. It makes us feel like the other players have to paint the lines to be able to hit a winner. Sometimes even that is not enough. »

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