Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz reaches Madrid Open final after winning three sets over Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal one day. Novak Djokovic next.

The list of victims of Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz continues to grow.

And so is the hype about the latest tennis sensation.

After beating his idol Nadal in the quarter-finals on Friday (local time), 19-year-old Alcaraz rallied to defeat Djokovic 6-7 (7/5), 7-5, 7-6 (7/7) defeat. 5) after more than three and a half hours on Saturday to reach the Madrid Open final.

“It was one of those games to enjoy,” said Alcaraz.

Carlos Alcaraz hits a forehand
Carlos Alcaraz delighted the crowd at the Madrid Open, hitting over 30 forehand winners against Novak Djokovic.Getty Images / Quality Sports Images: Jose Manuel Alvarez

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Alcaraz converted on his third match point to take the win – his 27th of the year – in front of a raucous home crowd at the Caja Mágica center court.

“It’s incredible to play against the number one player in the world, in front of this audience here in Madrid.

A win on Sunday gives Alcaraz his fourth title this season, the most of any player. He already booked tournament victories in Rio de Janeiro, Miami and Barcelona.

He will compete against defending champion Alexander Zverev or Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Alcaraz, the youngest player in the top 10 since Nadal in 2005, has won this year in Miami, Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona.

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He defeated Nadal for the first time on Friday and triumphed in their first game against Djokovic.

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