With fantastic feelings after beating Marton Fucsovics in the second round in Miami (6-3 and 6-2 in 1:21), Carlos Alcaraz faces Marin Cilic this Monday (around 9:00 p.m., #Vamos)33-year-old veteran and 23rd in the world, who was number three in 2018 and has won 20 titles, including the 2014 US Open. the Croatian beat him last year in Estoril, on gravel. Tsitsipas or De Miñaur would await the winner.
A lot has happened since then and Carlos is now a seasoned player, increasingly difficult to beat even on those days when his numbers are nothing to write home about. Fucsovics, who is known as the Hombre de Hierro of tennis due to his enviable physical conditions, he overwhelmed him with 17 winners and 30 unforced errors, nothing special. Although he was infinitely superior to the 31-year-old Hungarian in the overall match, due to intangibles that are not included in the statistics, such as confidence, security and tactics. The last point of the match was a very open Alcaraz serve. With him he took Fucsovics off the court, who did not even make a move to return to try to return the second blow from the boy from El Palmar. That is the level at which Alcaraz is and what it provokes in its rivals.
In the absence of Juan Carlos Ferrero, who returned home due to the death of his father, other members of the Equelite Academy support Charly in Miami, including Samuel López, coach of Pablo Carreño, who on Sunday fell to the Italian Sinner after wasting five match points. Two other Spaniards compete in the third round on Monday: Roberto Bautista, who faces the American Brooksby (17:00), and Pedro Martínez, who will try to surprise Medvedev (18:00).