By India Today Sports Desk: Carlos Alcaraz reckons that Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has the best chance of beating World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the upcoming grass-court Grand Slam at Wimbledon. Alcaraz is coming off a disappointing French Open in which he suffered severe cramp during a 3-6, 7-5, 1-6, 1-6 semi-final loss to Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic is the overwhelming favourite to win Wimbledon 2023 men's singles title, which begins next month, and Alcaraz was asked about his chances of challenging Djokovic at the upcoming tournament in the run-up to Queen's. The 20-year-old Spaniard reached the fourth round at Wimbledon last year, the Grand Slam at which he has made the least progress thus far, and he admitted that he had not fared as well as on other surfaces.
"Well, I have always said that I think I can win any tournament I play. Obviously, on grass it is a bit more complicated as I don't have a lot of experience and in the matches I played I struggled on it. And obviously, [Novak] Djokovic, together with [Roger] Federer, is one of the greatest players ever seen on a grass court. So, it's already going to be complicated." Alcaraz said.
Kyrgios, who recently revealed his post-Wimbledon mental health struggles, had lost the Wimbledon 2022 final to Djokovic and Alcaraz suggested the Australian was well-placed to challenge again.
"[Nick] Kyrgios has already played a final in Wimbledon and he’s very good on grass as well. I am not saying that I am not capable of beating Djokovic, but I think I have less chances than on other surfaces. I think that Kyrgios has more chance to defeat Djokovic than any other player," Alcaraz further said.