Carlos Alcaraz assassinated his Monte-Carlo loss to Sebastian Korda by defeating him 6-4 6-4 6-4 to go to the fourth round at Roland Garros. The Spaniard played the type of match he needed to play in order to advance to the next round. He needed a comfortable victory over Korda after playing five rounds against Ramos, and he got it in three sets and around two hours of play. Alcaraz got out to a good start against Korda, who was anxious and couldn’t find his rhythm.
He served well, although his forehand had a lot of misfires. Carlos Alcaraz, on the other hand, fared much better against Ramos. Both had a negative winner-error ratio, but Alcaraz had a higher number of wins and spread them out more evenly. It was enough to win the first set 6-4. In the second set, both players were more aggressive as they gave each other opportunities.
“I am trying to have fun out there”- Carlos Alcaraz
Korda had a breakpoint early in the game, but he didn’t use it. It was a setback for him because he dropped his serve in the next game. Following that, Alcaraz dominated the set, winning it 6-4. Korda got off to a good start in the second set, holding his serve early and saving a breakpoint. He then had a 40-15 lead on Alcaraz’s serve, but he folded after failing to convert.
Alcaraz went on to win the match 6-2 in the deciding set, with Sebastian Korda making 14 errors and only three wins, which was clearly not good enough. Korda’s overall score of 23 and 40 was never going to be enough, especially against Alcaraz’s excellent score of 23 and 26.
After his victory, in his on-court interview, the Murrican said, “It’s amazing to play in front of such a great crowd, great atmosphere. It’s fun to play. I think the whole people enjoyed the match and I am able to play in front of such a good crowd.”
“In every match, I am trying to have fun out there. I love playing tennis. I love playing this kind of tennis court. I love playing in front of such a great crowd as I said so I am enjoying, every single second. he added.
He concluded whilst saying, “I would say that I’m aggressive all the time. It doesn’t matter if I’m losing, winning, tough moment, tough match, I keep my style the whole match.”