He turned 18 last May and already intimidates his rivals on the track. This is Carlos Alcaraz, who amazes the spectators of the Plava Laguna Open de Umag, in Croatia. There they schedule their matches in the last shift of the main court, Goran Ivanisevic, named after the 2001 Wimbledon champion and one of the world’s number one coaches, Novak Djokovic. The former tennis player has been able to see the pearl of the Navy live, which this Thursday won the Slovak Andrej Martin, 31 years old and 117th in the world, by demolition: 6-3 and 6-1 in 75 minutes.
It is the second time that he has reached the quarterfinals of an ATP tournament (he did it this year in Marbella, where he reached the semifinals) and He will face the Serbian Filip Krajinovic, number three in the event, on Friday around 9:00 p.m.
Sliding into a second ATP quarter-final ✌️
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Alcaraz, who is playing for the first time as seed (7th), competed with a cumbersome bandage due to an overload on his super developed right arm., and tore him apart with each furious blow made after a bad start to the game in which he conceded a break. From there, he took over the game and endorsed his rival a demolishing partial of 11-1, which would have been a blank had he not conceded another break in the first game of the second set. In those minutes, Charly embroidered it, crushed Martin with daring and risk, expertise in the network, courage after all. Everything went well for him and he did not let an opponent breathe who was not helped or supported by the public.
Another of the representatives of the Navy who continued in the Croatian tournament, the Valencian Bernabé Zapata, played a good game and left his skin, but fell to the Serbian Dusan Lajovic, second seed, 7-5 and 6-4 . And today (not before 19:00) Albert Ramos, first favorite, plays against the Italian Stefano Travaglia.