Davis Cup 2022: Carlos Alcaraz pays for the fatigue of the US Open with a defeat in three sets against Aliassime
Carlos Alcaraz couldn’t start his world number one status with victory. The Murcian fell this Friday in the second game of the Davis Cup group stage against which he competed Happy Auger-Also.
The Canadian, eternal promise at 22 and who never stops taking the plunge, was able to overcome the Murcian to equalize the series with Spain thanks to a score of 6-7(3), 6-4 and 6-2.
To find the last defeat of Carlitos, it was necessary to go back to the quarter-finals of the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati with the Briton Cameron Norrie.
Alcaraz, brand new champion of the US Open, has been in many phases in tow of the blows of his rival. He even led 3-1 in the tie-break before scoring six points to give him the set..
A decisive “pause”
The turning point of the duel was the breaking ball which the pupil of Juan Carlos Ferrero to place with 4-2 and service. He couldn’t take advantage of this situation and his rival showed up despite the strong mood he had against him.
The stands of Valencia did not stop encouraging the best tennis player on the planet, but it was not his day. It is not easy to adapt to a playing surface and balls that have nothing to do with those of the US Open. He landed on Tuesday and a day later handed himself over to captain Sergi Bruguera under the effects of the time change and accumulated fatigue..
Champion this year in Rotterdam, after losing his first eight finals, Aliassime has potential. Félix, who has Toni Nadal as technical adviser, equals the result and pulled the scoreboard with a 3-1 in the tiebreaker game.
The tennis player from El Palmar I took advantage of four pause options to return to the game. Their Canadian executioner saved them one by one with serves at 218 kilometers per hour.
need for triumph
The national team, which will form with Marcel Granolles and Pedro Martnez, must now win the double to seal its passage to the top of the quarter-finals of the final phase of the Davis Cup (Mlaga 22-27 November).
Aliassime won the most important victory of his career in the classification of his rival and the tenth against a “top 10”. The player who gave up Tuesday with the Korean Kwon has nothing to do with the one who impressed the number one on the men’s circuit today.
It must be remembered that the only reason the Canadian point guard is in Valencia is because of his early elimination in the second round of the US Open with Jack Draper.
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