Carlos Alcaraz, what impressive stats! On European clay, before American hard-court season, the Spaniard's first great difficulties probably occurred in the 2022 season. Alcaraz, before these tournaments, undefeated in the challenges that awarded an ATP title, lost two consecutive finals against two blue tennis players, practically become his worst nightmare: in Hamburg Lorenzo Musetti, with a great performance, was able to bend all the certainties of the 19 year old.
Seven days later, on the clay court of Umag and in front of many Italian fans, Jannik Sinner was able to recover with courage and without ever lowering the level of his game the number 2 of the Race towards the Nitto ATP Finals, which again had to settle for second place.
Precious points but the awareness that something has jammed in the final acts of the competitions. In the last match played by the Iberian in Croatia, a particular fact stood out in the eyes of many fans: during the battle the South Tyrolean granted opportunities for break points at the beginning of the second set, in the moment of maximum difficulty, and in the decisive third set (only one, well canceled).
After the conquest of the tie-break, the Spaniard began to suffer a bit of physical fatigue and in the first two rounds of service of the 20-year-old from San Candido he was unable to break the bar, wasting 8 chances of break.
An incredible number of opportunities for the number 4 in the world, who should have used them (at least one) to completely move the inertia on his side. The resistance allowed Sinner to keep in touch in the score and to dominate the following games, without allowing the boy from Murcia to react.
The super statistic
Recently a very interesting data has been released about Alcaraz, which demonstrates the strength and qualities of him shown against all tennis players over the course of the season. In fact, in 2022, during the 49 games played so far, Carlos has obtained at least one set in each.
An impressive statistic, the Spaniard will try to keep this record also in the next events in the United States of America.
📍Carlos Alcaraz 🇪🇸 ha ganado un set en los 49 partidos oficiales disputados (2022/Men’s Singles).
— MisterOnly.Tennis (@OnlyRogerCanFly) July 31, 2022