There was excessive reward for Carlos Alcaraz from Andy Roddick following one other spectacular win for the Spaniard on the Miami Open with the previous world No 1 impressed along with his motion and forehand.
After profitable the second title of his profession on the Rio Open in mid-February, Alcaraz adopted it up with a run to the semi-final of the Indian Wells Open, dropping towards compatriot Rafael Nadal in a tightly contested match.
On Tuesday he reached the final eight in Miami with one other spectacular show towards third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, beating the Greek 7-5, 6-3 after being 5-2 down within the opening set.
It was his second win over Tsitsipas as he additionally received a five-set marathon on the US Open final 12 months and Roddick says 18-year-old is not any flash within the pan.
“This man strikes prefer it’s unbelievable,” he instructed the Tennis Channel. “Individuals usually should develop into their motion slightly bit and he doesn’t want a lot time to fireplace the forehand.
“Many of the guys with big forehands want two ft underneath them to present it a trip. This man can activate it actual fast, nearly like Andre Agassi used to.
“You’ll hit a giant ball to him and it will come again simply as quick.
“This man is not any joke. He’s the actual deal and I don’t know that this [the win over Tsitsipas] is an upset.
“I don’t know that we’ve seen somebody this younger, who you type of count on to win matches like this typically. This man is an animal.”