Carlos Alcaraz will restart from the ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati, after the disappointing tournament in Toronto. The world number one did not convince in any of the three matches played at the National Bank Open. After overcoming Ben Shelton in straight sets, he managed to find a way to beat Hubert Hurkacz in a very complicated match.For the second consecutive year, however, Carlitos surrendered to Tommy Paul in Canada.
In 2022, when the tournament was played in Montreal, the American stopped Alcaraz on his debut. The Spanish tennis player also appeared very nervous in the Canadian tournament, probably out of frustration at not being able to play at the levels to which he has accustomed all his fans over the past year.During the first set of the match he vented all his anger, throwing his racket towards his place in the center of the court.
A reaction that has aroused controversy, but which has made the extraordinary Spanish athlete more human, as Nick Kyrgios said.
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Alcaraz tried to explain this unexpected fall, trying to understand the reasons: “It wasn’t a good week, I felt comfortable in none of the games, even if I had better and worse moments in the game, but in general I didn’t ‘it was a match in which I felt good.
The balls probably influenced a bit, but we are tennis players and we have to adapt to what comes. But yes, it’s complicated to play with a different ball every week.”Daniil Medvedev had also given a similar justification after the stoppage against Alex De Minaur: “Balls are getting slower everywhere this year.
In the second set we played a lot of long rallies and even the new balls wore out after two games. It becomes difficult to hit winners. In all three games played here I had the feeling that the balls didn’t allow me to play exactly as I would have liked.
You have to surprise a tennis player like De Minaur because he hits every ball. But with these balls he has time to run and recover every shot.”