After the number one in the world Novak Djokovicalso Alexander Zverev and worship a Carlos Alcaraz, the Spanish baby phenomenon who thus conquered the Atp 1000 tournament in Madrid by clearly beating the German in two sets 6-3, 6-1 in the final just played. This year the 19-year-old Spaniard has already won several tournaments: in 2022 he has already conquered Miami, Rio de Jainero and Barcelona. Now, however, he will be forced to stop and skip the Internationals of Rome, to recover from a slight injury to his right ankle remedied in the match against Rafa Nadal and thus reach Roland Garros in the best possible way. “I think the best thing is to stop to get my ankle to heal and be 100 percent ready for Paris,” the 19-year-old Spanish tennis player explained on the Twitch channel of the Madrid tournament on Sunday evening. In the quarter-finals against his compatriot Nadal, Alcaraz crashed and injured his right ankle which is still a bit swollen. «I prefer to give up and recover to get to Roland Garros at best». In his place, as if rescued, comes the Finnish Emil Ruusuvuori.
For Alcaraz fourth tournament won in 2022, fifth in his career
Carlos Alcaraz won the “Mutua Madrid Open”, the fourth Masters 1000 of the season, with a prize pool of 6,744,165 euros, which ended on clay in the “Caja Magica” of the Spanish capital. The Iberian tennis player, executioner of Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals and semifinals, beat Alexander Zverev, number 3 in the ranking, in the final, with a score of 6-3, 6-1 in an hour and four minutes of play. For Alcaraz this is the fourth title of the season after Miami, Rio and Barcelona, the fifth in his career.
The Internazionali started in Rome
One year less than the young Italian Jannick Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz is already number 6 of the ATP and, unlike those in front of him, has fewer points to defend. Meanwhile in Rome, where the Rome International Tennis Championships have just started, the fans present at the Foro Italico on the first day of the tournament enjoyed the feat of the Roman tennis player Zeppieri who beat the American Cressy (number 64 in the world) in the last qualifying round which gave him access to the main draw. Bitter Sunday, however, for Francesco Passaro e Matteo Arnaldi respectively deleted from Cristian Garin e Marin Cilic in the first round of the main board.