Alcaraz’s defeat has cost him the opportunity to claim the top spot in the world rankings after the conclusion of the Australian Open, as reported by Nova.
In a post-match statement, Alcaraz expressed satisfaction at ending the third set with exceptional play. However, he admitted to struggling to maintain that level at the start of the fourth set. Nevertheless, he found a way to break his opponent. Alcaraz believed he had opportunities, particularly at 4-3 in the fourth set, which he failed to capitalize on. Despite acknowledging that his performance in the fourth set did not reach his peak level, he recognized the overall quality of his play.