Alcaraz enters in a big way in his first Roland Garros

Carlos Alcaraz will play for the first time in the main draw at Roland Garros after passing over Alejandro Tabilo (double 6-1 in 55 minutes) in the third round of the previous one. The 18-year-old from Murcia was left with honey on his lips last year, when he fell to the first change in the qualifying phase against the Australian Aleksandar Vukic. On that occasion the rookie paid, this time, more curdled and with great confidence, she did not fail. On Sunday or Monday he will debut against a rival yet to be determined in what will be the second Grand Slam of his career, after having played the Australian Open last January, where he reached the second round.

With Alcaraz’s brilliant classification, there will be 15 Spaniards in the men’s tournament: the 11 who had a guaranteed place (Nadal, Bautista, Carreño, Ramos, Davidovich, Feliciano López, Andújar, Verdasco, Munar, Carballés and Pedro Martínez) plus the four from the qualy (Taberner, Zapata, Vilella and Alcaraz).

Carlos confirmed against Tabilo (23 years and 166th in the world) what he had already pointed out against Lacko and Pellegrino. He dominated at the start and barely conceded options to his rival except at the start of the game, when after scoring a first break, he lost his serve. It was the only time it happened. From there, he released his nerves and with 25 winners and 19 unforced errors he controlled the situation. In the network he was impeccable (13/13) and got 71% of first services. Excellent performance in a magnificent previous for him, in which he only lost 11 games in three games.

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