Hantuchova accuses Alcaraz of having received a preferential treatment in Madrid

the former WTA star accused the Spaniard of receiving preferential treatment at the final against Jan-Lennard Struff in Madrid

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Hantuchova accuses Alcaraz of having received a preferential treatment in Madrid

The former tennis star and sports commentator Daniela Hantuchova said Carlos Alcaraz is the favorite to win the Roland Garros 2023. According to the former Slovak tennis player, the US Open champion would be the favorite in Paris, even if he were to lose in the first round in Rome.

An eloquent answer, which tells the current level of Spanish. She told: "Honestly nothing would happen even if he were to lose the first round, which it won't. But maybe, for me he's still a very, very clear favorite going into Roland Garros.

Carlos has had a lot more games under his belt than Nole, everything is already being prepared for Paris." Finally, Hantuchova accused Alcaraz of receiving preferential treatment at the final against Jan-Lennard Struff in Madrid: "One thing, guys, I want to point out: the gardeners have watered the pitch twice since we spoke," Hantuchova said on the show.

pre-game. She then added: "I have the impression that they are trying to make the court as slow as possible, so that it is easier for Carlos to return serve. Especially on clay, that is what we expected when playing against a Spanish player here or in Italy when playing with an Italian player."

Carlos Alcaraz's race to Paris

Alcaraz was confirmed as champion of the Mutua Madrid Open, the fourth round of the season in the Masters 1000 category.

The Spanish champion beat the lucky loser Jan Lennard Struff in the final and left an unequivocal message to all his opponents. His candidacy for the upcoming tournaments in Rome and Roland Garros is stronger than ever. The Spaniard, in his fourth 1000 title in his very early career so far, is partially repeating the same path that saw him as a protagonist last season and which then saw him finish on the top step of the ranking.

In 2022 the neo-twenty-year-old conquered Miami, Barcelona and precisely Madrid. This year he had a very similar performance, getting the victory at Indian Wells, as well as the two tournaments on clay.

Alcaraz Jan-Lennard Struff
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