Andy Murray and Carlos Alcaraz's social media interaction will make tennis fans smile

From one all-time great to an ascending one.

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Carlos Alcaraz clearly has a lot of fans, and he should. He is an effervescent player who hits ridiculously good shots that most humans would never be capable of. He also seems to have an almost ever-present smile on and off the court and plays with the joyful passion of someone who just fell in love with tennis. Alcaraz should also consider Andy Murray a fan as well.

Andy Murray is possibly the greatest British player of all time. He has won three Grand Slams, including Wimbledon twice. While he still plays, he does seem closer to the end of his career than the beginning of it. When he retires, well...that is his call. But even when Murray decides to no longer participate in professional tennis tournaments, maybe we should hope he decides to be a full-time commentator.

Murray is not shy about speaking his views, of course; he never has been. But he also is not so aggressive that he likes to tear people down. He appears to get no joy in that. More times than not, Murray will heap praise on a player, even when he is not directly involved in the match.

Carlos Alcaraz and Andy Murray have an excellent interaction on social media

And yes, Andy Murray does appear to be a fan of Carlos Alcaraz. Murray took to X (the player formerly known as X) during the Miami Open to give a succinct thought of how he feels watching Alcaraz play. Murray simply said, "Watching Alcaraz play tennis makes me smile" and followed that with a "happy face" emoji and a "heart" emoji.

In other words, Murray feels as a lot of us do when watching Alcaraz play. Maybe the Spaniard is not everyone's favorite player - possibly you are a fan of Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, or even Murray - but it is difficult to dislike Alcaraz.

That is even more true after the Spaniard decided to respond to Murray's tweet with an "Andy!! THANKS MAN!" Tennis fans likely got a smile from reading the interaction.

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