Carlos Alcaraz pays tribute to Jude Bellingham after US Open win

Carlos Alcaraz pays tribute to Jude Bellingham as the Real Madrid supporter copies the England star’s celebration after reaching the semi-finals of the US Open

  • Carlos Alcaraz beat Alexander Zverev in straight sets to reach the semi-finals 
  • The Real Madrid supporter paid tribute to Jude Bellingham after his victory 
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Carlos Alcaraz paid tribute to Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham after reaching the semi-finals at the US Open.

The World No 1 made light work of Alexander Zverev in New York, winning 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in straight sets to set up a clash with No 3 seed Daniil Medvedev for a spot in Sunday’s final.

Alcaraz is an ardent Real Madrid supporter and he made no secret of that following his victory on Wednesday night.

The 20-year-old copied Bellingham’s celebration on court, before taking to social media to share a picture of him doing so.

In a message on X, the Wimbledon winner tagged Real Madrid’s £113m summer signing, writing ‘Hey Jude,’ alongside the image of him with his arms spread out wide.

Carlos Alcaraz copied Jude Bellingham’s celebration after reaching the US Open semi-final

Real Madrid fan Alcaraz previously spoke about Bellingham during the US Open saying he is confident the England star will be the best player in the world in his midfield position

Bellingham responded to Alcaraz’s tweet describing the Spaniard as a ‘machine’

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Bellingham has since responded to Alcaraz, as he commented ‘Que maquina’ – translated into English as ‘what a machine’. 

He added: ‘Keep going mate,’ alongside a trophy emoji. 

Alcaraz previously spoke about Bellingham during a press conference at the US Open.

He said: ‘I’m really happy to watch him play in Real Madrid. He’s such a great, talented player, one of the best in the world.

‘I’m sure that he’s going to be the best player in the world in that position. I’m just really, really happy to have him in the team. I talk a little bit with him. He’s such a great person, as well. He’s a complete guy.’

Big things were expected of Bellingham when he joined Los Blancos from Borussia Dortmund, but little would have seen the impact he has made in the first month of the season alone.

In four games, he has scored five goals, including late winners over Celta Vigo and Getafe.

Bellingham and Alcaraz are the two top young stars in their sports respectively. 

Alcaraz is a massive fan of Real Madrid and received this shirt from Alvaro Arbeloa (right)

Alcaraz attended Real Madrid’s title celebrations in 2022 (pictured alongside Vinicius Jr)

World No 1 Alcaraz poses with Real Madrid’s LaLiga title trophy from the 2021-22 campaign

Alcaraz rocketed into fame at the US Open last year after he defeated Casper Ruud to win his first Grand Slam.

He then beat tennis legend Novak Djokovic in an epic five-set thriller to win his first Wimbledon title.

Bellingham meanwhile has soared past Alejandro Balde in the race for the 2023 Golden Boy award – in part thanks to Taylor Swift, after the Barcelona star angered her fans by claiming he didn’t like the pop star’s music. 

The midfielder who came through Birmingham City’s academy has also been nominated for the Ballon d’Or award, as well as the Kopa trophy for the world’s best youngster. 


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