Carlos Alcaraz went for the second time in his career to the second round of Roland Garros after defeating Juan Ignacio Londero 6-4, 6-2 and 6-0.
He signed the perfect debut because he did not concede a single ‘break’ ball and hit the first four he had to seal his classification by fast track.
The pupil of Juan Carlos Ferrero already has 29 victories this yearjust behind Stefanos Tsitsipas (31). The Greek distanced himself from Carlitos because he did compete in the last Masters 1,000 in Rome.
Alcaraz, with two weeks off, has arrived fresh at the event that could elevate him as one of the earliest to make history on the slopes of the Bois de Boulogne.
His next match with his compatriot Albert Ramos guarantees the presence of a member of the ‘Armada’ in the third round. They have met twice and in both cases the triumph fell on the young man’s side: Rio de Janeiro (2020) and Umag (2021). In fact, Ramos was Carlitos’ first victim on the professional circuit.
The Murcian was received as a hero despite adding only two victories in his career in the tournament. The two were last year on secondary tracks that have nothing to do with the majesty of the Philippe Chatrierthe track where his idol Rafael Nadal has lifted the Musketeers Cup 13 times
Alcaraz showed one of his multiple weapons: the service. With points of 209 kilometers per hour, he aroused the admiration of the fans every time he hit him clean with his right hand.
On one of the sides of the Parisian headquarters you can read: “victory belongs to the most obstinate” (la victoria es de los mas obstinados). Carlitos dreamed as a child that he would win in Paris and he will not stop until he fulfills his dream.
Londero, currently 141 in the ranking, He played the tennis player of the moment one on one, remembering the version that led him to the round of 16 of the Gallic Open in the 2019 edition.
Decisive set The ‘lucky loser’ Argentinian
no, which he lost in his last qualifying match with Borna Gojostood up to the tenth game of the initial sleeve. He was one point away from equaling five, but his arm crumpled at the key moment when his executioner had the first break ball.
Alcaraz was taking a liking to the duel taking his first drop shots out of his hat. In the continuation, Juan ran out of strength in the sixth round. In the third set, Londero fit a painful thread.
“This is one of the best tournaments and it’s special. I’ve seen it since I was little and it’s a pleasure to play in front of the fans,” he said in conclusion. “You have to adapt to the distances of a track as big as this one.”