“It’s hard for me”, Carlos Alcaraz shares unfortunate news ahead of French Open 2022

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain won the Madrid Open on Sunday, capping off an extraordinary week by defeating German Alejandro Zverev 6-3, 6-1 in 62 minutes. With the win, the 19-year-old extended his winning streak to ten. Alcaraz reached the final after defeating Rafael Nadal and the world No. 1 novak djokovic, his first in a clay-court tournament, and will rise to World No. 6 on Monday.

Since David Nalbandian swept Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the 2007 Madrid Masters, Alcaraz became the first player to beat three Top-4 players at an ATP Masters 1000 (hard) event. Alcaraz became the youngest player to win five ATP Tour titles with his triumph on Sunday. surpassing the seven victories of Rafael Nadal at the same age in 2004-05. In the Open Era, he is also only the sixth player to win his first five tour-level finals (since 1968).

“It has been a difficult start to the day”- Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz

Alcaraz used his power from the baseline to successfully attack Zverev’s forehand in a solid performance in the first set. With his speed the 19 year old He repeatedly turned defense into attack, securing the vital break in game six before serving brilliantly to take the lead. With his momentum behind him, Alcaraz continued to push hard in the second set, causing Zverev problems with his shot depth, width and weight. With his superb touch, the Spaniard spun Zverev around and hit back hard, breaking three times in the second set on his way to victory. Carlos Alcaraz is now 1-2 against Alexander Zverev in their ATP Head2Head series.

However, in his post-match interview with Tennis Tv, Carlos Alcaraz shared some unfortunate news that could turn the tables for him at Roland-Garros. In his words, “Because of the fall I had with Rafa, the ankle, I had a problem, and this morning it was a little more swollen. And he also had a blister on his feet that was a bit infected, and it’s been a bit of a rough start to the day. It was hard for me to walk.”

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