Tim Henman believes that Carlos Alcaraz does not currently have what it takes to rival Novak Djokovic in spite of his remarkable win over the 36-year-old in this year’s Wimbledon final.
Henman told Eurosport: “Alcaraz had an amazing year, winning his first Wimbledon title. He missed the early part of the year and he still finished No. 2 in the world.
“He was still in the race to finish No. 1 at the end of the year. He’s still so young. He’s still learning.
“You reflect on what happened at Roland Garros in the semi-finals, where after two sets, he suddenly got a terrible cramp, and I’m sure that was from the sort of nervous tension that went with playing that match against Djokovic.
“He’s still got a lot of areas that he can improve on.He’s got amazing all-round game, the versatility, but he’s still so young. He’s another one that just embraces challenges and he loves the competition.
“He has an element of a rivalry against Djokovic because they’re completely different eras, but also, I think [he’s] almost closer to [Jannik] Sinner and [Holger] Rune.”