Carlos Alcaraz Garfia has been eliminated in the Challenger tournament of Gran Canaria 2, which is being played in Telde, by losing in two sets 7-6 (5) and 6-3 in 1 hour and 27 minutes against the Argentine Marco Trungelliti.
The Murcian, without the ease he usually has, has reached the round of 16 of this championship and is already thinking about him Telcel Mexican Open, an ATP 500 to be played in Acapulco from March 15 to 20.
Alcaraz, 17 years old and currently the 131st player in the world, thus ended his participation in the Canary Islands, where he had been exempted in the first round when the Italian fell from the poster Stefano Napolitano and surpassed the second, beating the Romanian Filip Cristian Jianu in three sets (6-3, 6-7 (3) and 6-1 in 1 hour and 57 minutes).
Against Trungelliti, 31 years old and number 248 in the ATP ranking, things were worse for him and he had a hard time coming into play.
In the first set the loss of service was constant and the proof of this is that each player gave up his serve three times. Alcaraz, in fact, only retained one of his first three services and that made him lose 2-4, although he recovered to level the match to five games and then to six in a clash in which the “breaks” followed one another. .
In the tiebreaker that was reached to resolve the first round, the alternatives were maintained and from 3-1 in favor of the Murcian, it went to 3-5 with four points followed by Trungelliti that were key.
Alcaraz, however, was able to put pressure on him at 5-5 but the last two points of the set fell to the Argentine’s side to gain a sets advantage after 52 minutes.
In the second, the dynamics in relation to the serve changed and each player took his own. Thus, as Trungelliti was the first to serve, the initiative was his (0-1, 1-2 and 2-3). In the sixth game of this manga a new break came from the white and blue player and that was a definitive blow.
The inertia of the meeting favored Santiago del Estero, who was firm against an Alcaraz that seems to have lost some freshness, something logical considering the accumulation of matches and kilometers that he accumulates after the Australian tour.
Thus, even though the ward of Juan Carlos Ferrero placeholder image won his last blank serve, Trungelliti closed the set and the match with 3-6 after another 35 minutes on the clay of the Academia El Cortijo de Telde.