Carlos Alcaraz gets super data on clay-courts
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 5583
Carlos Alcaraz, in Buenos Aires returned to win an official match more than 3 months after his last appearance, dating back to last season, when in the Masters 1000 in Paris Bercy, he suffered an abdominal tear, which made him miss the first, well-deserved Atp Finals.
A victory, the one against the mangy Laslo Djere, not without difficulties for the Spanish young champion, who, due to the long period of inactivity, encountered problems in maintaining a high level for the entire duration of the match.
Now, the Spanish tennis player has no intention of stopping and wants to return to grinding points and performances from clay, which contributed enormously, with the triumphs in the tournaments in Barcelona and especially Madrid, to the ride that last year led at the end of the season to the historic record of the youngest tennis player to reach the record in the history of the ATP Ranking.
With the victory in the round of 16 against the Serbian, the defending champion of the US Open, reached the 28th victory out of 32 matches played on clay since the beginning of 2022. No one has done better than him in this period on this surface, not even the “King of Clay” Rafael Nadal.
The success rate (87.5%) is truly frightening and recalls the numbers of his countryman. The question arises spontaneously for all fans of the young Spaniard. Will he be able to retrace the footsteps of the 22-time Grand Slam champion on red clay over the years? Alcaraz in the next round, scheduled for tomorrow (Friday), will face another terraiolo, Dusaj Lajovic.
Carlos Alcaraz's come back
The 19-year-old recently said he suffered from not being able to defend the world number one crown stolen from him at the Australian Open by tournament winner Novak Djokovic. The current number two, shortly before making his debut on the Happy Slam draw, suffered an injury to the semimembranosus muscle in his right leg during a training session.
Injury that caused him to withdraw immediately from the first Grand Slam of the year and the loss of first place.