Attention Carlos Alcaraz is launched. The Spaniard won easily against Federico Coria, 75th player in the world, in three sets (6-2, 6-1, 7-5) in the second round of the US Open. A heavy score despite everything for the 30-year-old player who competed in sequence with his opponent.
Until the middle of the 1st set, the player from Rosario was almost equal with Alcaraz but his three failed break points at 3-2 for the Spaniard after a long game confused the Argentinian. Losing twelve of the following fourteen games (misplacing four new break points in the process), we thought the meeting was bent by the winner of the Masters 1000 in Madrid.
But at 6-2, 6-1, 4-1, the world number 4 relaxed allowing his opponent to revive and even get five balls to lead 5-4 serve to follow. But, like the match, the Argentinian failed to seize his opportunities (1/14 on break point) and surrendered on the first match point.
In the next round, Carlos Alcaraz will face the American Jenson Brooksby, 21, who defeated the recent winner of the Cincinnati Masters 1000, the Croatian Borna Coric (6-4, 7-6, 6-1).