Carlos Alcaraz is now in Americawhere next week, in Canada, the tour of hard court tournaments begins culminating in the United States Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam of the season.
The young tennis player from Murcia, 19 years old and number 4 in the world, will face the Masters 1,000 in Montreal and Cincinatti and then the US Open who won 12 of the 14 games he played on hard surfaces this year and 32 of the 44 he played in his professional career.
Gone are the grass and clay courts and what awaits Alcaraz is the hard court of North America, with a challenge to surpass what was done in 2021, when he reached the quarterfinals in New Yorkand early 2022.
This year, he won 1,000 Miami Masters – beating Norwegian Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-4 in the final – and reached the semifinals at Indian Wells, where Rafa Nadal denied him his desire to win the trophy . -The Mallorcan won 6-4, 4-6 and 6-3-.
Playing on fast surfaces is good for Carlos because of his aggressive gamewhich leads you to climb the network at the first opportunity that comes to you.
It showed last year at Flushing Meadows, where he stunned the world by reaching the quarterfinals. Only 18 years old and falling in that round against Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime after losing the first set 6-3 and withdrawing in the second due to injury when he was 3-1 down.
In that tournament, where he was undoubtedly the revelation player, he gave the bell achieving the first victory of world repercussion in his elite career, achieved against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, currently number 5 in the world and then third in the ATP list.
Clay is the surface on which Carlos is most developedwhere he has trained the most since its inception and where he has achieved the most success, but the results obtained on the hard court are almost the same.
On clay, the student of Juan Carlos Ferrero has a record of 27-4 this yearthat since January he has won 87% of his matches on clay and that percentage is at 85% on hard court, including 12-2 where he will stand in Montreal.
Since turning professional, clay has given the Murcian 78% of victories (39 in 50 games) and 72% on fast surfaces (32 in 44).
On grass their presence is smaller and there the numbers show 3-1 in favor this year, that is, 75% of successes; and a 4-2 in his career, representing a 66% win rate.
It is clear that the one from El Palmar handles well on all terrains and, for the difficult track, which will keep him busy in the coming weeks, it has been shown that it is not that difficult for him either.
Source: La Verdad
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