Carlos Alcaraz started to get wins and wins, again. Forced to skip the ATP Finals in Turin and also jump on the entire tour on the Australian Open 2023, the US Open champion inaugurates 2023 with a final in the ATP 250 event in Buenos Aires.
Called to overtime by Laslo Djere in the second round, the seeding number one notes in the notebook of victims in the week Dusan Lajovic and Zapata Mirallas, who liquidates in parallel with a very solid 6-2 6-2. Topped off by an extraordinary percentage of points with the first ball and more generally by a practically perfect return performance.
Carlos thus reaches the ninth final of his career, the seventh on clay, and enters a collision course with Cameron Norrie.
ATP Buenos Aires: the semifinals Highlights, Carlos Alcaraz wins again!
Absolutely new character during the South American tour.
The British tennis player, who had struggled so much with Facundo Diaz Acosta in the round of 16 and against Etcheverry in the quarterfinals, condensed the vast majority of problems during the first set in the match against the Peruvian Varillas.
He returned from the sieve of qualifying and above all from the successes against Dominic Thiem and Lorenzo Musetti. Norrie, who breaks the balance during the tie break, takes control of the matter in the heart of the match and closes on 7-6(4) 6-4 after just under two hours of play.
At the same time, it will be the thirteenth appearance in the final on the major circuit for the Briton, just the fourth on clay.
The finals in Delray Beach and Rotterdam
Competing for the scepter in the ATP 250 of Delray Beach will be Miomir Kecmanovic and Taylor Fritz.
Number one in seeding and obviously a huge favorite on the eve. The Serbian overcomes Radu Albot in three sets, while the American not without difficulty defeats the resistance of his compatriot Mackenzie McDonald in the match that closes the day.
Emblematic is the 6-3 7-6 which matures at the threshold of ninety minutes of play and which is worth the tenth final in the major circuit to the player-revelation of the final part of twenty-twenty-two. In Rotterdam, the much awaited final will be between Jannik Sinner and Daniil Medvedev. The còash between the Italian and the Russian will start about one hour and 30 minutes!