Carlos Alcaraz He came to Wimbledon with a handful of matches played on grass and the expectations of what could happen were very high. As the sensation of the moment and the great tennis displayed rounds ago, he qualified for the round of 16 to face Jannik Sinner, who eliminated him in four sets.
After two midterms full of errors, Carlos Alcaraz he raised his effectiveness from first services and saved three break points to take the third set against the Italian who played a real great game. However, he relapsed into unforced errors, gave up his serve once more and it was uphill for the Murcian to reverse the situation. He returns home empty-handed, but full of experiences and hopes.
The match against Sinner was the second of many. The previous one occurred at the end of last year at the Masters 1000 in Paris with a victory for ‘Carlitos’. “Hopefully we can be rivals in the future because I hope to be one of the best for many years. Sinner is sure to be very high up and I hope we play for the best tournaments in the world.”expressed Carlos Alcaraz at a press conference.
Beyond the defeat, the number 7 in the world has to be proud of what he has done in London. He had to make his debut on the central court of the All England before the eyes of thousands of people, when minutes ago Roger Federer was present at the celebration for the 100th anniversary of his inauguration.
The sport goes to the background
On more than one occasion it is said that tennis is a gentleman’s sport where respect and cordiality are above any point, game or set. In the match against the Italian there was a moment that made the entire public get up to break their hands. The Spaniard played a drop shot that made Sinner run forward, but the grass played tricks on him and he ended up on the ground near one of the posts that supports the net and his head did not hit the wood by centimeters.
Carlos Alcaraz Seeing what happened, he approached to see how his rival was, who quickly made the gesture that he was fine. Precisely, the 19-year-old tennis player was trained at the Rafael Nadal Academy where they have chivalry as a principle.