Carlos Alcaraz does not tremble and tames Lorenzo Musetti without any particular problems in the round of 16 of the ATP 500 in Beijing. A match controlled rather well from the first exchanges by the 20-year-old Spaniard, who doesn't shine very much from a playing point of view but certainly proves to be more solid and less foul than the Italian tennis player.
The Italian is unable to maintain an important performance with the serve and from 1-1 he gives up the serve twice, ending up 5-1 down. At that point everything was easy for the Iberian, who closed the set 6-2 in the next game.
At the start of the second set, Musetti does not put his head forward, suffering another break at the first opportunity (3/3 for a concentrated Carlitos, who takes full advantage of every opportunity granted by his rival).
The world number 2 defends the advantage he has built, saving a break point, and already seems to be heading towards victory.
This was confirmed by the fifth game, which allowed Alcaraz to obtain a second break and further reduce the comeback hopes of the 21-year-old trained by coach Tartarini.
6-2 and quarters in the safe for the Wimbledon winner, who will now face the Norwegian Casper Ruud.
Alcaraz like Nadal: he will open a Tennis Academy in Murcia!
But the win against Musetti in Beijing is not the only news cooking for the Spaniard. According to what was reported by Ok Diario, Alcaraz would have in mind to open his own academy in Murcia, which would bear his name and which would allow him to have another high-level tennis complex on the national territory, headed by his father Carlos Alcaraz Gonzalez, together to his coach Ferrero.
The young Spanish tennis player will emulate his illustrious countryman Rafael Nadal, who opened the Rafa Nadal Academy a few years ago, directed by his uncle Toni Nadal. The top-level academy also serves as a base for many professional tennis players who train there during the season. Lately Venus Williams has also been seen training at the 22-time Slam champion's academy.
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