US Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz is the new scourge of Argentine tennis: executioner of Coria in three sets
Carlos Alcaraz qualified for the second time in his career for the third round of the US Open after finishing with the resistance of Federico Coria by 6-2, 6-1 and 7-5.
At first he also surrendered to another Argentinian, Sebastián Bez. The victory, the 46th of the course, allows the young member of the Armada to take the lead in the ranking of matches won tied with Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek doesn’t have the chance to continue adding as he fell on his debut with Colombian Galán.
For its part, Alcaraz await Jeson Brooksby, executioner of Borna Coric (25) 6-4, 7-6(10) and 6-1. This will be the first confrontation between the two.
Coric, who had just won the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati, was surprised by the talented Brooksby, 43 at the ATP.
Things had changed a lot since the first and only time the Murcian faced the Argentine. It was in the second round of the Ro de Janeiro Open 500, on clay.
Alcaraz, just 16 and fresh off his professional record against Albert Ramos, lost in three tight sets to Coria. In fact, it was the only defeat of his career with the Argentines. He has an 8-1 record.
On New York concrete, with Carlitos as world number four and his number 78 rival, the former rose above the latter.
The organization has scheduled the pupil of Juan Carlos Ferrero for the second day at the Arthur Ashe factory. Watching the El Palmar player play is well worth a ticket. And it is every day that one of his pieces appears in the highlights of the day.
Coria for five gameswhich were just what his tormentor needed to tie a ball to the line to add the first break.
Carlitos has been playing at will since then and showing off the full arsenal of shots he has. He also signed a few counter volleys worthy of Stefan Edberg. He went as far as 49 times at the net and scored 38 points.
I had a fairly wide lead, I disconnected for a while and it got complicated.
The only moment of pain came when Coria was tied for four games in a third set which he lost 4-1. The Argentinian took advantage of five break points to make it 4-5 and serve.
Alcaraz, with the courage of the chosen ones, saved them all, one by one. And it ended without needing a sudden death with parallel reverse at over 100 kilometers per hour.
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