Alcaraz only turned 20 in May and already has 12 tournament wins. Of these, two are the most valuable – the triumph at the US Open in 2022 and Wimbledon this year.
The Spaniard in New York turned out to be better than the Norwegian Casper Ruudand in London he defeated after a five-set fight Novak Djokovic. The Serbian was the dominant player at Wimbledon recently, barely playing at center court, yet he had to acknowledge the superiority of his younger opponent.
In London, Alcaraz showed that he can quickly draw conclusions, after all, he lost to Djokovic in the semi-finals of Roland Garros a little earlier, where after two even sets, in the following years there was a crisis, primarily a physical one, in the 20-year-old.
This year has been a very successful one for the tennis player from El Palmar. He won as many as 48 out of 52 matches played, which means 92.3 percent. Turns out to be the best percentage ever in the open era among riders under 21. In this classification, he is ahead of such names as his compatriot Nadal or Borg, as well as another Swede Matt Wilandercurrently a Eurosport commentator.
In Toronto, Alcaraz had a “bye bye” in the first round and then faced Ben Shelton. The American is dressed by the same clothing brand as Iga Swiatekbut in the match against the world number one, he failed, losing 3-6, 6-7 (3-7), although he caused him some trouble.
Tennis. Carlos Alcaraz defeated Hubert Hurkacz once
“I tried to show my best level, but it wasn’t easy. He was more aggressive than me from the first to the last ball. I tried to play solid and catch the rhythm, but most of all I’m happy that I managed to advance to the next round.”
This match will help me focus more so that I can get into the match right from the start in the next round
~ added Alcaraz.
His next rival will be Hurkacz. Tennis players have only met once before – last year in Miami, the Spaniard was better in the semi-finalswinning after two tie-breaks, and then triumphed in the entire event.
Now they will face each other in the third round in Montreal. The match starts from Thursday to Friday at 1.00 am Polish time. Broadcast in Polsat Sport, and text live coverage in Interia.