Carlos Alcaraz imitated Jude Bellingham in celebrating his US Open quarter-final victory.
The defending champion defeated Alexander Zverev in straight sets to contest a semi-final with Daniil Medvedev at Flushing Meadows.
In presenting a clinical demonstration, Alcaraz was clearly inspired by his club’s latest blockbuster.
A die-hard Real Madrid fan, the 20-year-old watched in awe as Bellingham came to life at the Santiago Bernabeu like a duck to water.
As a result, Alcaraz dedicated their win to Los Blancos’ new star by emulating his now-iconic celebration in front of the New York fans.
Alcaraz spoke of his admiration for Bellingham at a press conference last week, saying: “I’m really happy to see Jude Bellingham playing at Real Madrid.
“He’s such a great and talented player. One of the best in the world.
“I’m sure he will be the best player in the world in this position, so I’m really happy to have him in the team.
“I spoke with him a bit, he’s such a great person too, he’s a complete guy!”
Since joining the club from Borussia Dortmund for an initial fee of £88.5million, Bellingham has defied all expectations by scoring five goals in four appearances.
Bellingham is already emerging as a new hero for Real Madrid supporters, with 20-year-old Alcaraz being an avid supporter.
He is the only English player shortlisted for the Kopa Trophy, the award given to the best young player under 21.
World number one Alcaraz has reached three semi-finals this year and is the youngest player since Novak Djokovic in 2007 in the Open Era to do so.
Despite taking his own sport by storm, Medvedev says the Wimbledon champion is beatable and will be aiming to win at Flushing Meadows for the second time in three years.