Carlos Alcaraz masters Yoshihito Nishioka for his entry into the Rolex Paris Masters

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Carlos Alcaraz masters Yoshihito Nishioka for his entry into the Rolex Paris Masters

The young world No. 1 did not tremble for his entry into the running at the Rolex Paris Masters on Wednesday. Opposed to the Japanese (37th in the world), Yoshihito Nishioka, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz passed the obstacle without incident and with a fairly frank control over the whole match (6-4, 6-4).

Winner in two sets and 1 hour 12 of a player rather comfortable in recent weeks, titled in particular in Seoul a month agothe Murcian made a successful debut in a tournament from which he came out askew last year, eliminated in the round of 16 by Frenchman Hugo Gaston.

On Wednesday, Alcaraz, who arrived on the court with two cross bands on his left knee, did not really shake to win. Even if he returned his break in advance in the middle of the first set, he made up the gap in stride on a passing forehand cross and then folded the sleeve quickly.

Aggressive style of play

Aggressive as usual (30 winning strokes for 16 unforced errors), Alcaraz did not always control his forehand in the exchange and was sometimes a little jostled in the middle of the second set by a slightly more enterprising Japanese. But the young Spaniard had a certain margin, showing himself to be efficient in service (85% of points behind his first ball) and of formidable efficiency at the net (11 points out of 12).

In the next round, the world No. 1 will cross paths with the winner of the meeting between Fabio Fognini and Grigor Dimitrov.

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