Alcaraz faces an early trap in Cincinnati

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Alcaraz faces an early trap in Cincinnati

long day for Carlos Alcaraz this Tuesday in Cincinnati. It closes a program of matches extended due to cancellations caused by rain on Monday. The world number one will play the sixth and final game of the day in a packed center court schedule.

The order of the game indicates that it will not be earlier than 8:30 pm, and in the early morning in Spain from Tuesday to Wednesday, 2:30 am Although everything indicates that the Murcian will have to wait some time to debut in this edition of the Masters 1000 ATP in Cincinnati.

This is his third participation, which in 2022 ended in the quarterfinals with a loss against the British left-hander. Cameron Norrie. Its premiere took place in 2021, thanks to the fact that it passed the previous stage, losing directly to the Italian. Lorenzo Sonego.

Face the cheat day. Rain may join, Toronto’s quarterfinal elimination against the American is recent tommy paulthat he will rejoin the current tournament in the round of 16, and his new rival, the Australian, has yet to be measured. jordan thompson.

The ‘Aussie’, 29 years old and world number 55, will not enter the group of serious opponents, but he will be among those who will force him to do a good job. This was taken in Cincinnati, as he had to play three games to reach the second round with Alcaraz.

He defeated the French predecessor Alexandre Müller (6-4, 6-7, 6-4) and the Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler (6-3, 6-4), defeated the American in the main draw john isner, who scored 20 ‘aces’, 7-6 (5) and 7-6 (2). This Monday, his serve is protected to play it head-on or cross the American ‘gunboat’.

His record against top-5 opponents is 2-5. He made the final on the grass of Hertogenbosch, starting the tour to the US Open reaching the quarterfinals in Washington.

Although, under normal conditions, everything is in the hands of Carlos Alcaraz, who is looking for his fifty-something personal revenge triumph because in Canada he failed to reach the level of tennis raised and desired. There is still time before the US Open, which starts on August 28.

His world number one is also at stake. If he reaches the final in Cincinnati, he shouldn’t do the math. If not, you have to wait for Novak Djokovic I didn’t even reach the final. And the bigger the difference, the better, because he has to defend the crown in New York, 2,000 points. While ‘Nole’ is starting from scratch, he’s only added to this summer.

Source: La Verdad

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