Novak Djokovic Went Full Hulk Hogan And Ripped His Shirt In Half After Dramatic Win Over Carlos Alcaraz

Novak Djokovic defeats Carlos Alcaraz

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Novak Djokovic got the best of Carlos Alcaraz on Sunday night as the #1 and #2 ranked players in the world faced off in the Cincinnati Masters Men’s Finals.

An emotional Djokovic battled back from a 7-5 first set loss to win back-to-back sets in a tie breaker. And after beating Carlos Alcaraz, the #1 ranked player in the world right now, the Joker channeled his inner Hulk Hogan and ripped his shirt in half like a 1980s WWF wrestler.

This was arguably one of the best men’s tennis matches in years. Novak Djokovic got the better of Spain’s Alcaraz after two sets that featured particularly long tiebreaks and now it sets up a very interesting storyline over the next few weeks.

The ATP Tour first heads to North Carolina for the Winston-Salem Open (August 19-27) but the US Open in Queens begins preliminary round play on August 21st.

Carlos Alcaraz is the reigning US Open winner and not only will he be wanting to defend his US Open title, he’ll be looking to exact revenge on Novak Djokovic after Sunday’s loss. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic could regain his #1 ranking with a win at the US Open. The 36-year-old Serbian tennis legend currently has 9,795 ATP Tour points to the 9,815 points of 20-year-old Alcaraz.

And this is all AFTER Alcaraz beat Djokovic at Wimbledon in the Men’s Singles Finals to deny Novak the first-ever calendar Grand Slam. This is low key the best rivalry in men’s sports right now heading into the US Open.

Novak, even at the age of 36, is not willing to let age get the best of him. He’s playing some of the best tennis of his life right now and desperately wants to regain his #1 ranking, a ranking he certainly feels he deserves after beating Alcaraz in Cincinnati.

Highlights Of Nova Djokovic vs Carlos Alcaraz in Cincinnati

Should Nova and Alcaraz meet in the Men’s Singles Finals in Queens the ticket prices could go through the roof. Both men are playing elite tennis right now and there’s no reason to believe they won’t cross paths in NYC in the coming weeks. Head to head, they are 2-2 against each other after Sunday.