Carlos Alcaraz in the second round of the US Open after the abandonment of Sebastian Baez

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Carlos Alcaraz in the second round of the US Open after the abandonment of Sebastian Baez

Carlos Alcaraz benefited from the retirement of Sebastian Baez to qualify for the second round of the US Open. The standoff between the two men kept the fans spellbound. Alcaraz had hardly won the first two sets (7-5, 7-5), the second lasting almost an hour and a half.

Baez had already called on the physio to relieve his left leg, but at the start of the third set, when he had already conceded a break, he was suddenly immobilized, his face distorted by pain. After a quick discussion with the physio back on the court, he decided to give up and let Alcaraz go to the second round where he will find the winner of the match between Tallon Griekspoor and Federico Coria.

“Nobody wants to win a game like that, recognized the Spaniard after the match. Today was hot and humid and the conditions were very harsh. I struggled a lot in the second set and I’m glad I got through it. » Alcaraz had, in fact, alternated the very good and the passable with in particular 40 unforced errors in the first two sets. In his defense, he tried a lot and spared no effort to try to conclude at the net.

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