Tennis at its best: Carlos Alcaraz was energetic to qualify for the second week
Carlos Alcaraz He showed all his quality on the court and played the best tennis in the US Open so far. Forcing everywhere you look, he didn’t give Jenson Brooksby time to react, who couldn’t do much against a Spaniard who was on his best day. In this way, the European got the ticket for the round of 16 of the tournament by beating the local team by treble 6-3.
Ever since ‘Carlitos’ entered the Arthur Ashe, it was visible in the air that he was plugged in and that his rival had to try twice as hard if he was to win the duel. In this first set, Carlos Alcaraz had a chance to break Brooksby at 2-1, but failed. It took a match to see the Spaniard rise to the score who knew how to keep his serve in hot moments and with an ace, condemned 6-3.
The start of the second round kept the same tone. An unstoppable ‘Charly’ with no backhand where he struck first and quickly took a 2-0 lead on the scoreboard. At this moment, the American receives the support of the public which pushes him to recover his service, but he does not know how to maintain it. Faced with this situation, the Murcian became strong again on the court and with power in each of his shots, he closed a 6-3 again.
In the third and final set, Brooksby’s comeback was expected, which started well, with precision and intelligence until he led 3-0. But in front is a Carlos Alcaraz indomitable than he woke up at the right time and put together six straight games to close out the game and the day session for Arthur Ashe. In this way, the Spaniard qualified for the round of 16, which will take place on Monday, September 5, where he awaits Marin Cilic or Daniel Evans.
“I am inspired by Federer”
Once the classification of Carlos Alcaraz In the second week of the last Grand Slam of the season, he approached the microphones of ESPN to give his first feelings in view of the victory and to give details on the evolution of his game. Since the beginning of the year, ‘ Charly’ and his team with Juan Carlos Ferrero in the lead started to intensify the way of closing the points in the net, being more aggressive to be able to come back at the right moments. In this meeting, he went to the net 31 times.
“I try to watch Federer. Every shot I have to do it aggressively so I can steal and close the points. I think I am a player who defends himself very well at the net and the statistics speak for themselves,” explained ‘Carlitos’ who still has a mathematical chance of finishing the championship as world number 1.
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