Novak Djokovic stepped in to defend Carlos Alcaraz on Thursday for missing this week’s Davis Cup matches, saying the 20-year-old Spaniard may be young but he’s not Superman.
Spain could have done with the world No 2 when losing their opening Group C tie in Valencia 3-0 to the Czech Republic on Wednesday.
Djokovic, whose Serbia face Spain on Friday, told the Spanish media in Valencia: “Maybe you guys are upset he’s not playing for Spain, because he’s 20 years old and I’m 36, and how he’s tired and I’m not.
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“It’s important to understand he’s got a lot of time ahead of him.”