Carlos Alcaraz: 'I don’t think I’m going to go back home'

Big surprise was registered this Thursday at the ATP 500 of Queen’s

by Simone Brugnoli
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Carlos Alcaraz: 'I don’t think I’m going to go back home'
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Big surprise was registered this Thursday at the ATP 500 of Queen’s, a day in which the defending champion, Carlos Alcaraz, has fallen before the British revelation of the moment, Jack Draper, who was left with the pass to the quarterfinals 7-6(3) and 6-3 in an hour and 39 minutes commitment.

It was a duel with two tennis players who came in great shape and with enormous confidence, the three-time Grand Slam champion came with eight wins in a row to conquer Roland Garros, in addition to 13 consecutive victories on this surface since last year, who arrived after conquering Queen’s and Wimbledon last year.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz© Getty Images Sport - James Fearn
 

For his part, Draper is one of the players more fit on the grass since last week he won at the ATP in Stuttgart and arrived to the duel with the Spaniard with seven wins in a row.

The British lefty scored one of the most important victories of his career by defeating the defending champion and number two in the world, who will lose important points.

For Draper it has been a brilliant match, one of the best of his career to put the brakes on a tennis player who had almost two years without knowing the defeat on this surface. The local idol shone with the serve, the cornerstone of his triumph against the three-time Grand Slam champion, only 14 points lost the British number one to stay with a match that will give him a huge boost ahead of the next match against Tommy Paul.

Carlos Alcaraz was eliminated at Queen’s Club

After the match, 3-time Grand Slam champion Carlos Alcaraz commented on his poor performance: “I think the best way to be better on grass is to stay here, practice with players, physically doing good stuff on grass and the movement, really specific things. In Spain or at my home, we don’t have grass courts or really grass places just to practice.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz© Getty Images Sport - James Fearn
 

I’m going to stay here. I have to talk with my team, but yeah, I’m close to Wimbledon, so as soon as I can, I’m going focus on the practicing with players, practicing and everything, and I hope to be better. I don’t think I’m going to go back home.”

Carlos Alcaraz
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