Carlos Alcaraz rises in New York | ATP Tour

Carlo Alcaraz showed his US Open Title references Thursday as he cruised past Argentina Federico Coria 6-2, 6-1, 7-5 to reach the third round in New York.

The Spaniard put on a dynamic and ruthless performance as he entertained the crowd Arthur Ashe Stadion. The third seed blasted 42 winners. He also moved forward effectively throughout, winning 78 percent (36/46) of the points at net to even their ATP Head2Head streak 1-1.

“It’s never easy to close [out] a match. Federico started playing very well. I had to stay calm to think [about] what I had to do at that moment. I stayed calm and focused in the difficult moments,” said Alcaraz in his interview on the pitch.

The 19-year-old now holds an 8-1 record against Argentina after passing Sebastian Bass in the first round. Alcaraz had an impressive run into the quarter-finals on his Flushing Meadows debut last year and will look to surpass those two weeks to increase his chances of becoming the youngest player to top the Pepperstone ATP rankings at No. 1 in history has risen (since 2017). 1973).

He is one of four players – Rafael Nadal, Daniel Medvedev and Kasper Ruud – who have the opportunity to end them US Open as number 1 in the world. All but Nadal need to reach the league game to have a chance of leaving New York in first place. More on key matches in the battle for 1st place.

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In a match full of stunning punches, it was Alcaraz who delivered the heavier punches. Showing great footwork to dictate with his forehand while scampering around the baseline to earn points, he survived a Coria revival in the third set to triumph after two hours and 11 minutes.

With his victory, Alcaraz has improved to 46-9 in the season after winning four tour-level trophies, including ATP Masters 1000 crowns in Miami and Madrid. He moved at the same level Stefanos Tsitsipas (also 46) for most tour-level wins in 2022.

“It’s been a great year for me. I think I’m playing very well. I’m so happy to be the player who has now had the most wins this year,” said Alcaraz. “But I have to look ahead and stay the same player and try.”

The 2021 Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals Champion, who is currently third in the Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Turin, meets American next Jenson Brooksby.

The 21-year-old defeated the Cincinnati champion Borna Korik 6-4, 7-6(10), 6-1 in three hours and eight minutes to reach the third round for the second time.

The home favorite saved seven set points in the second set before racing through the third set in front of a lively crowd. Brooksby, who reached his third tour-level final in Atlanta in July, has never played Alcaraz.

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