For drama and twists and turns it is definitely up there. From recent years alone I think Miami 2017 Fed - Kyrgios was more consistent throughout whilst still having the drama, as Djoker was kinda rough in terms of level from 2nd half of set 1 up until 2nd half of set 2 yesterday
Then you’ve got all the stuff like Miami 11 F, Madrid 09 SF etc
Best match I've ever had the pleasure of seeing first hand. I've been waiting for these kind of classic matchups (elder GOAT vs the heir apparent) for a long time. Haven't really seen this since Agassi was left to play Fed. Thankfully Djokovic seems up for the challenge, but there are times when it looks like he might be thinking 'I've already won enough, do I really want to keep fighting this kid?' There have to be some rallies where that retirement thought rolls through his head.
Thankfully Djoker pushed through. It was dreadfully hot and he was suffering... anyone that says he was faking is full of it. I was there and you could see after the 7th game of the 1st set the heat was really taking its toll on him. There are a lot of things you don't see on TV. Did Joker game Carlos a bit, sure... but I think that's part of the fun when there's drama. This match had it all, and it got better as it went along.
My favorite part was in the tiebreak there was a long rally and when they finished both Alcaraz and Djokovic were doubled over, both bow leg walked to their towels very slowly. They both left it all out on the court for the fans and it was everything I hoped it was going to be a more. So glad I got to see it in person. Most electric and energized match I've ever seen in Cincy.