Kyrgios seemingly wasn’t impressed with Becker’s take on Alcaraz’s dip in form.
Nick Kyrgios seemingly wasn’t really impressed with Boris Becker’s take that Carlos Alcaraz was figured out in the second part of the 2023 season. After winning six out of his first 10 tournaments of the year, Alcaraz didn’t win a single title in his seven tournaments played after his Wimbledon win.
Sharing his thoughts on the matter, Becker opined that “other players have developed and Alcaraz hasn’t.” Reacting to Becker’s take on Alcaraz’s dip in form, Kyrgios wrote on X: “Annddddddd Alcaraz would DESTROY Becker…..
Kyrgios not a fan of Becker’s take on Alcaraz
Alcaraz enjoyed a very strong first part of the year but even he didn’t expect to have a very successful grass season.
Going into the grass season, Alcaraz said there were still things he needed to figure out about playing on grass and therefore wasn’t setting major expectations on himself. But then, Alcaraz impressively won back-to-back grass titles at the Queen’s Club and Wimbledon.
Alcaraz’s Wimbledon triumph was especially impressive, having ended Novak Djokovic’s run of 34 consecutive wins at The Championships. But after that, Alcaraz didn’t win a single trophy in the remainder of the 2023 season. “Why is that (Alcaraz’s dip in form)? Duelling with Djokovic, becoming No 1 in the world and winning Wimbledon for the first time – maintaining this level is the most difficult thing in tennis.
Anyone can have a good tournament or a good year from time to time, but maintaining that level over the years is the real challenge. My favourite saying in this context is: ‘The locker room never sleeps’. It means that the other players have realised how you have to play against Alcaraz to have a chance against him.
That’s what happened. Other players have developed and Alcaraz hasn’t,” Becker said on Eurosport Germany’s tennis podcast Das Gelbe vom Ball.