CARLOS ALCARAZ was left starstruck after sharing the red carpet with Lionel Messi.
The tennis world No2 couldn’t believe he had met the World Cup winner and was unable to contain his emotions.
The pair were in Paris attending the Laureus World Sport Awards when Alcaraz spotted the PSG star whilst conducting an interview.
The Spanish tennis star was in awe of Messi as he walked by and stopped to have a quick conversation with the PSG and Argentina star.
Alcaraz spoke to the interviewer about being in the presence of Messi.
He said: “It’s crazy, I’ve never met him before. It’s crazy to see him here just metres from me. It’s honestly crazy.”
Both Messi and Alcaraz were given awards at the ceremony after their recent successes.
Alcaraz took home the Breakthrough of The Year award following his US Open victory and becoming the youngest ATP World No1 since 1973.
The 20-year-old took to Twitter after receiving his award to thank those who helped him achieve the feat.
He wrote: “A very special night in Paris! Thank you for this Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award!
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“Thank you to the academy and everyone who made this possible. And of course congratulations to all the winners and nominees!”
Lionel Messi was bestowed with the title of Sportsman of the Year at the awards evening.
The prize came after the 36-year-old guided his Argentina to World Cup glory in Qatar, where he was also player of the tournament.
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