Wimbledon: Carlos Alcaraz in motion in opposition to Jan-Lennard Struff.© AFP
Carlos Alcaraz has been earmarked as a future Grand Slam champion, however on Monday evening, he needed to pull out one thing particular simply to achieve the second spherical at Wimbledon. The Spanish teenage star got here again from two units to 1 all the way down to beat Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4. Alcaraz, the youngest man within the draw, fired 30 aces and 73 winners within the thrilling five-set win over his German opponent.
One shot specifically caught the attention of followers all over the world. Through the fourth set tie-break, Alcaraz was trailing 0-2. On the third level, Struff had him on the run, shifting him from one finish of the courtroom to the opposite with highly effective, exact photographs.
Alcaraz, although, like his hero Rafael Nadal, by no means gave up. And when the German determined to utilise the slice, the 19-year-old placed on the afterburners to first attain the ball after which produce an astonishing cross-court move, which Strauff simply could not attain on the internet.
The group got here to life and the commentator too tipped his hat to the Spanish teenager. Alcaraz himself gestured and broke into an enormous grin as the gang roared him on.
Watch: Carlos Alcaraz’s epic backhand winner in win over Jan-Lennard Struff at Wimbledon
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“Final 12 months, I performed 5 units within the first spherical right here as nicely so this reveals how a lot I like grass,” Alcaraz joked after the match.
Alcaraz will now face Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands within the second spherical on Wednesday.
(With AFP inputs)
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