Carlos Alcaraz was the current Madrid Open winner and faced an intimidating task as he played Emil Ruusuvuori on Friday in a thrilling match. The Spanish star, however, rose to the occasion and won the match with an impressive win. The Spanish star who is ranked second and won the US Open had to make a comeback when he lost the first set to the 41st ranked Finn. Alcaraz won the match 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 after a two-hour battle.
Alcaraz, reflecting on his hard-fought win, admitted that at one point he almost lost the match. It was a real challenge. He said, “I almost lost.” The 19-year old is well-known for his impressive victories over top players such as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic who he beat in Madrid last year.
Alcaraz, who won the Barcelona title at the weekend, will now face Bulgarian athlete Grigor Dimitrov during the next round of Madrid Open. The Spanish champion showed off his talent in his last match against Ruusuvuori with 10 aces, 36 winners and nine break points. Alcaraz had to overcome a difficult moment in the second-set when he fell behind 3-2. He saved five consecutive breakpoints.
Alcaraz lost his cool during the match and threw his racket after he had dropped a point. Many fans were surprised by this rare outburst of anger. Some expressed negative opinions, while others supported the young player. Alcaraz managed to remain focused and secure the victory despite the brief outburst.
Carlos Alcaraz’s Twitter critics
Alcaraz was criticized by some fans for his behavior. They said that throwing a racket was unsportsmanlike, and disrespectful of the game. Some fans were critical of Alcaraz’s behavior, saying that throwing a racket is unsportsmanlike and disrespectful to the game.
Alcaraz’s next match at the Madrid Open will be watched closely by fans to see if Alcaraz can continue his winning streak.