The Murcian tennis player Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image has managed to stand in the last round of the Australian Open qualifier, by defeating the Russian Evgeny karlovskiy, while the also Spanish Carlos Taberner and Georgina Garcia they fell eliminated.
Despite his 17 years, he behaves like a veteran at 17 years old and wins like the greats do, giving the best of himself in the decisive moments.
Alcaraz suffered again to progress, as happened in his first game against the Slovak Filip Horansky. This time the ward of Juan Carlos Ferrero it took two tiebreakers to win 7-6 (1) and 7-6 (4) after two hours and eighteen minutes.
In both sleeves he was behind, he reacted and had the service at his disposal to win them, but he wasted it and had to achieve it in the tiebreakers.
Against a rival eight years older than him and who is player number 258 in the league table. Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP), the Spanish started the match losing his serve and his rival got 2-0 in favor, but immediately began to carbure and, with three five in a row, he clearly took the initiative (2-5).
The first set was close, but not won and, in fact, it was complicated when Karlovskiy He cut distances with his service and later broke the Murcian serve to then establish the 5-5 that led Alcaraz to serve again with more pressure.
In spite of this, he showed that integrity that, even with his youth, he usually shows in committed moments and reacted to save his serve and, although he could not finish the set in the twelfth game, he did so resoundingly in sudden death with a 1-7 that put the 0-1 in his favor in terms of sets after 1 hour and 9 minutes.
That outcome of the first set was not taken advantage of by Alcaraz to continue with the inertia that the match had taken and the proof of this was that his opponent was placed with a 3-0 that made believe in the possibility that the match would be resolved in the third manga, but no. The one from El Palmar responded against the one from Moscow and returned the partial to put the 3-3 on the scoreboard. The tied were maintained with constant alternatives to 4, 5 and 6, so another “tie break” was needed and in that luck Alcaraz is a specialist.
Despite trailing 3-1 and 4-2, five points in a row from Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil earned him to close the clash, after another set that went over time, specifically 67 minutes.
Thus he is one step away from sneaking in among those who will play the tournament in Melbourne next month. Alcaraz will face in the next match the second favorite of the previous one, the Bolivian Hugo dellien, which was imposed on the Australian Andrew Harris by 6-4 and 7-6 (6).
Taberner he could not with the german Dustin Brown, with whom she lost 3-6 and 5-7, and Georgina García, who started winning, yielded to Italian Sandra Errani 6-3, 3-6 and 2-6.
Due to health controls due to the coronavirus pandemic, the qualifying phase for the Australian Open is being played in Dubai for women and in Doha for men.