Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Alcaraz still can’t win two sets in the Grand Slam

Carlos Alcaraz, who lost in the US Open semifinals to Daniil Medvedev 6-7 (4), 1-6, 6-3 and 3-6, still did not achieve the comeback with two sets at the start of the Grand Slam match and added to it six losses.

The match against the Russian was Alcaraz’s 50th match in the final draws of the “mayor“, with 41 wins and 9 losses, and has 24 wins in his last 25 matches in these 5-set tournaments with the only loss being the Roland Garros semifinals against Serbian Novak Djokovic.

He saved a set against the final of the last Wimbledon against Djokovic 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6 and 6-4, but in six times with two disadvantages , he lost. them in all of them: in 0-3 twice, in 1-3 three times and in 2-3 once.

Still hot defeat against Medvedev We should add one against this same player in the second round of Wimbledon in 2021 by 4-6, 1-6 and 2-6.

The closest the Spaniard got to three sets after losing two was against Matteo Berrettini in the third round of the 2022 Australian Open, when he dropped the first two sets 6-2 and 7-6 (3) and then won the next two by 6-4 and 6-2, taking the match to the fifth and final set, which was decided in super “tiebreaker” with 5-10 in favor of the Italian in only one of the ten matches with five sets that the Murcian lost in his short professional career.

Against another Italian like Jannik Sinner He lost in the round of 16 at Wimbledon last year by 1-6, 4-6, 7-6 (8) and 3-6. Likewise, in four sets he fell against the German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros in 2022: 4-6, 4-6, 6-4 and 6-7 (7). In Paris, a year later, the German defeated him Jan-Lennard Struff in the third louder: 4-6, 6-7 (3) and 2-6.

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