Carlos Alcaraz began his title defence with a win at the Madrid Open. The young Spaniard was challenged by Emil Ruusuvuori, but he recovered after losing the opening set. The match was full of tension and quality shots. However, Alcaraz’s frustration took over during the second set.
Alcaraz, who had thrown his racket away in an angry moment, managed to regroup to fight back and win the match. The World No. 2 admitted to having a “mental stop” that led to his outburst in the post-match media conference. The World No. 2 acknowledged that he had a ” Mental Stop” which led to his outburst, but expressed regret for his actions.
Alcaraz showed his talent and determination despite a brief lapse in composure. He saved several break points and battled to get back into the game. His mental toughness and resilience will serve him well in his future career as he competes at the highest levels of the sport. While Alcaraz expressed regret for his actions, the performance on court was impressive.
Carlos Alcaraz moves on to the third round with a hard-fought win over Emil Ruusuvuori
Carlos Alcaraz won his first match after overcoming a difficult start. He faced Emil Ruusuvuori. Alcaraz, despite losing the first set of the match, showed remarkable resilience in saving all five breakpoints during the second set. This helped him to level the match. The home crowd was blown away by his incredible play in the third game, which he won 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Alcaraz, speaking after the match admitted that he was on the verge of losing. One of Ruusuvuori’s break points felt like a match-point to him. He was happy with how he turned things around to win.
Alcaraz said, ” Emil played unbelievably well, but I’m really, really glad to have made it through.” It was tough. “I was on the verge of losing,” I said. “It was only one point.”
Alcaraz was outstanding in the tournament last year, where he beat several top players to win the title. Alcaraz’s match against Ruusuvuori, although challenging, showed his resilience and determination to overcome the tough competition.