Carlos Alcaraz Garfia, who this Wednesday beat Italian Jannik Sinner 7-6 (1) and 7-5, ninth player in the world, in the second round of the 1,000 Masters in Paris-Bercy, hHe has beaten seven of the 13 players who are better ranked than he has faced and four of which are currently in the top ten of the ATP.
The young man from Murcia, number 35 in the world and the only 18-year-old player – he turned them on May 5 – who appears among the top 100 in the international ranking, it is an example of precocity.
Today’s top 100 include two out of 20 – Sinner himself and American Brandon Nakashima., this one in position 65- and two others of 19 -the also Italian Lorenzo Musetti, in position 67; and the Argentine Juan Manuel Cerúndolo, in 85-.
Since last year, in which Alcaraz debuted as a professional, The one from El Palmar has faced seven of the players who are in the top 10 and his background against them is four victories and four defeats, two of them against the German Alexander Zverev.
The Murcian has won over the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, number 3 (6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 0-6 and 7-6 (5) at the US Open), to the Italian Matteo Berrettini, number 7 (6-1, 7-6 (2) and 7-6 (5) at ATP Vienna), Norwegian Casper ruud, number 8 (6-2 and 6-4 in the ATP 250 in Marbella) ya Sinner, as well as three other opponents who surpass him in the ranking and who are the British Cameron Norrie, thirteenth (6-4, 6-4 and 6-3 at the US Open), the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, number 21 (6-4, 6-2 and 6-4 at Roland Garros) and another British as Daniel evans, number 24 (6-4 and 6-3 in the ATP of Vienna).
On the contrary, Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil has lost against Russian Daniil Medvedev, number 2 (4-6, 1-6 and 2-6 at Wimbledon), Zverev, number 4 (3-6 and 1-6 in the ATP 500 in Acapulco and 3-6 and 3-6 in the ATP 500 in Vienna), the Majorcan Rafael Nadal, number 5 (1-6 and 2-6 at the Masters 1,000 Mutua Madrid Open), the Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime, number 11 (3-6, 1-3 and retired at the US Open), the Italian Lorenzo Sonego, number 27 (3-6 and 6-7 (6) at the 1,000 Masters in Cincinnati) and the Serbian Marin cilic, number 28 (3-6, 6-1 and 4-6 in the ATP 250 of Estoril).