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Thursday, December 08, 2022

US Open, Live: Federico Correa Vs. Carlos Alcaraz and Diego Schwartzman Vs. alexey popyrin

Schwartzman had a chance to take the lead in the set but missed his break point, and Popirin again showed his effectiveness to serve 4-5 for the Argentine.

El Pac got off to a rocky start with a triple break point for Poprin, and then rallied to take the game on his serve to go up 4-4.

Taking advantage of his difference in height, the Australian has no difficulty in his service game, complicating the contention on points for Peck, who is now leading 3-4.

While Popirin served immediately, it took a long and hard game for Schwartzman to do so, but the first set was level. Serves Australian 3-3.

El Pac was on the verge of abandoning his serve due to a series of unforced errors, but he made a timely recovery and called off his game. Poppyrin serves 2-2.

Poprin, at 1.96m, will try to consolidate his serve against Peck, who favors long points. Schwartzman’s Serves 1-2.

Rosario’s defense was dropped at the crucial moment, and with a very strong strike featuring him, Mercian closed the match 6-2, 6-1 and 7-5. Schwartzman is the only Argentine to remain in the tournament.

Correa knew how to maintain his composure in the face of Alcaraz’s threat, and then Spain had a very vigorous defense of his serve to prolong the game. Korea drew 5-6.

With Popirin in service, Peck’s match begins on Court 11, to earn a place in the third round.

With Korea on the verge of breaking down on several occasions, the Spaniard resolved with the perfect strike at each crucial moment, and Rosario leads 4-5.

Federico Correa Celebrates After Several Tough Games Against Carlos Alcaraz
Federico Correa celebrates after several tough games against Carlos AlcarazElsa – Getty Images North America

After Yu Yuan’s 6-3 and 7-6 (6) win over Irina-Camellia Begu, another Argentine still in the running for the US Open will face Alexei Popirin.

Korea reached a 4-4 draw in the third set thanks to her serve.

For the first time in the game, and after playing a series of nearly perfect points, Rosario eventually manages to break Alcaraz’s serve for a discount. He will draw 3-4.

First it was Alcaraz’s brutal efficiency, then it was his own unforced errors on the service to Korea. The Spaniard serves 5-2 with the possibility of reaching the end of the match.

Carlos Alcaraz Retained The Serve Against Federico Correa, Whom He Defeated With A Wide Advantage.
Carlos Alcaraz retained the serve against Federico Correa, whom he defeated with a wide advantage.Jamie Squire – Getty Images North America

Correa started his service game well, but then the Spaniard was scoring long points, and with an error on his serve takes a new break at number four in the world. Serve 3-1.

Despite two spectacular comebacks from Korea, the Spaniard was able to keep Rosario at bay and retain his serve.

Carlos Alcaraz Used His Very Powerful Serve To Keep Federico Correa Away
Carlos Alcaraz used his very powerful serve to keep Federico Correa awayElsa – Getty Images North America

After facing several difficulties doing it in the previous set, Rosario’s man confirmed himself with his serve and kept up Alcaraz’s strikes on a 1-1 serve.

In another display of his power and his ability to resolve difficult points, Alcarz breaks for the third time and partially takes 6-1. Korea needs a remarkable change in dynamics to make a comeback.

Carlos Alcaraz Showed Great Tennis To Win The Second Set Against Federico Correa
Carlos Alcaraz showed great tennis to win the second set against Federico CorreaBETANKUR – AFP

Korea had a unique opportunity to recover a break on loan, but the Spaniard has been able to recover and close the game. Korea was drawn 1-5.

Rosario reconfirmed on serve and won his first game in the quarter. Alkaraz, however, won 4-1.

Federico Correa Reconfirmed On The Serve And Won His First Game Of The Second Set Against Carlos Alcaraz
Federico Correa reconfirmed on the serve and won his first game of the second set against Carlos AlcarazBETANKUR – AFP

The Spaniard made a few unforced errors but completed them with his powerful serve to widen the gap in the result. Korea will have a tough 0-4 reversal.

Alkaraz is on an amazing level. Running over the net and forcing Korea to play high-speed points, he takes a 3–0 lead in the second set, and can extend the lead on serve.

After a rough start, chasing several unforced errors, the world number four in deuce won again with his powerful cross shots. Korea 0-2 draw

Alkaraz continued the clean and jerk towards the end of the first set and it did not take long for him to take the first break of the second set. Once again weak response from Korea.

Korea Has A More Than Complicated Match Against World Number Four Carlos Alcaraz
Korea has a more than complicated match against world number four Carlos AlcarazElsa – Getty Images North America

Facing a weaker response from Korea than the rest of the set, the Spaniard stayed with the first set, going from low to high, 6-2.

In his best moments on set, Mercian always finds solutions to the inconveniences that Korea presents to him. He was dropped from Argentina with a new service game, and will now have the possibility to close a partial with his serve.

In a very wide game that didn’t deprive himself of great points, Rosario had three chances to break through, but the Spaniard was determined to keep him at a distance and defend his serve.

Through a brilliant lob that barely reaches the line, Mercian gets his first break of the match based on his power in the drive. You will have the opportunity to extend the lead by drawing 3-2.

The world number four’s ineffectiveness on the first serve (which included a double fault) gave Korea some room to fight the game, but he eventually recovered and was able to keep the serve. Korea drew 2-2.

Faced with the power and accuracy of his opponent, the Argentine seeks to subdue Alcaraz with his serve. So far, it’s an effective strategy: Mercian draws 1-2.

Rosario starts the match with his serve, which he defends despite Alcaraz’s forehand strikes. Mercian is tied at 0-1.

The match is about to begin, and both Correa and Alcaraz enter Arthur Ashe Stadium. Rosario entered the walk smiling and slowly, with a cheerful attitude on the face of shock.

The world number one defeated former 2018 champion Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-2 on her debut at Arthur Ashe Stadium. After this, Korea and Alkraj will play.

While the match between Inga Swietec and Sloane Stephens is still being played at Arthur Ashe, the match between Korea and Alcarz will begin later than the initially scheduled time of 14:15.

In LA NACION statements, Correa was very honest about Alcaraz’s qualities once he knew he would be his rival: “To be honest I need a miracle. Last time I played was in 2020, He has developed a lot since then. At that time he was a boy who played very well, who had great shots but he ran, he wanted to do more, he didn’t serve so well,” he said in his previous accident. remembered about. “Today I saw him playing with Seba and they were all meant to upload to Instagram: You can’t believe it. The number of times he goes on the net is crazy, the types he has, what he proposes is, if you want you can put it in balls and you win it. There are so many types that either it beats you with sticks or it goes to the net, it bites, it throws drops, It skates like nothing, so…, nothing, we need a miracle for all the planets to align”.

Surprisingly, Federico Correa holds the record against Carlos Alcaraz, who beat him 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 at the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro. However, it should be clarified that at that time Mercian was barely 16 years old and ranked 406th. Today the panorama is different: Alcaraz is ranked number four in the world, he runs with the prospect of closing the year on top and is, therefore, one of the favorites to win this US Open.

Federico Correa and Diego Schwartzman are the only Argentines to have passed the first round of the US Open 2022, and will look to stay in the competition this afternoon. In the first turn will play Rosario, who has a duel of maximum difficulty against Carlos Alcaraz (who has just eliminated another Argentine, Sebastian Baez). Later it will be the turn of Peck, who will take on Australian and number 84 Alexey Popirin in the ATP rankings.

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