Carlos Alcaraz Borrows Jude Bellingham’s Celebration After Reaching US Open Semis

Carlos Alcaraz Borrows Jude Bellingham’s Celebration After Reaching US Open Semis

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at September 7, 2023 at 12:40 PM
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  • Carlos Alcaraz is enjoying the 2023 US Open
  • After beating Alexander Zverev in the quarter-final, he pulled off Jude Bellingham's celebration
  • Bellingham is loving life at Real Madrid after joining the club from Borussia Dortmund in the summer

Multiple Grand Slam winner and Real Madrid fan Carlos Alcaraz could not hide his admiration for Jude Bellingham after he pulled off his celebration at the US Open quarter-final against Alexander Zverev.

Alcaraz, who is the reigning US Open champion, copied Bellingham's celebration after defeating Zverev to reach the semi-finals.

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Carlos Alcaraz is a big Real Madrid fan. Photos by Corey Sipkin and Angel Martinez.
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The Wimbledon champion comfortably edged the German 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to set up a semi-final showdown with world No. 3 Daniil Medvedev on Friday, September 8th. The 20-year-old is a huge fan of Real Madrid, and borrowing the youngster's celebration shows how quickly Bellingham has become a fan favourite.

After beating Zverev, Alcaraz shook hands with him and the umpire before pulling off the now-popular celebration.

The Los Blancos made the young Englishman their second-most-expensive player this summer when they signed him from Borussia Dortmund for €103 million.

The Spanish tennis star will be looking to pull off that celebration if he successfully defends the US Open title he won last year. He has already won the Wimbledon men's singles title.

Bellingham's superb start

The young Englishman has made a brilliant start to life in Madrid. In four games, he has bagged four goals and has become a fan favourite at the Santiago Bernabeu.

He is the first player since Cristiano Ronaldo to score in his first four games for Real Madrid, per Transfermarkt. He has been serenaded by the home supporters with a 'Hey Jude' chant.

After just four games, Bellingham has become a key player for Madrid, who failed to sign a striker in the summer after Karim Benzema's departure.

Bellingham equals Ronaldo’s record

Sports Brief also reported on Bellingham equalling a football record previously held by Cristiano Ronaldo after his goal in Real Madrid’s win against Getafe.

The Galactico midfielder pounced on a loose ball from David Soria during the fierce encounter, scoring his fifth goal in his fourth start for his Spanish team.

Bellingham, whose goal proved to be the winner, also became the first player since the legendary Ronaldo to score in his first four games for Real Madrid.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.