Alcaraz’s bumpy debut at Queen’s


Alcaraz’s bumpy debut at Queen’s

Carlos Alcaraz He will return to competition next week after his victory at Roland Garros. The Murcian He arrived in London this Saturday to participate in the Queen’s tournament, where he received a rough reception.

And it was that His first contact with grass this season lasted only twenty minutes as a downpour interrupted practice. of the Spaniard, who returns this Sunday to Queen’s to try to get into a rhythm on this surface ahead of his tournament debut.

Alcaraz, champion less than a week ago at Roland Garros, landed at noon in London and, After passing the house he will be staying at in Wimbledon, he heads to the Queen’s club to finish his first practice session. in seasonal grass.

The Murcian, after the victory in Paris, He enjoyed a holiday in Ibiza between Monday and Thursday and then traveled to his hometown, El Palmar, before moving to London, where he plans to stay for a month until the end of Wimbledon.

Accompanied by Samuel López, who acts as coach before the vacation of Juan Carlos Ferrero, Alcaraz barely trained for twenty minutes with the English sparring partneruntil the rain stopped during the exercises.

Arriving at the club, Alcaraz was congratulated by Frances Tiafoe, Cameron Norrie and his first round rival Francisco Cerúndolowith whom he maintains a friendship and with whom he trained on several occasions in this tournament last year.

In the case of losing to the Argentine, whom he has never met in a match on the ATP circuit, The Wimbledon champion will play in the round of 16 against one of the most dangerous rivals at the moment, local Jack Draperfinalist this week in Stuttgart and one of the best players at the moment.

Tommy Paul will be waiting in the quarterfinalswhile Grigor Dimitrov emerges as the most likely opponent in the semifinals.

Alex de Miñaur, Holger Rune and Taylor Fritz are the three most prominent names in the lower part of the draw and where Alcaraz could only face each other in a hypothetical final.

Source: La Verdad


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