SportThe definitive jump of Carlos Alcaraz

The definitive jump of Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz appears this week for the first time in his career in the top-15 of the ATP , a goal that had been set for throughout this year and that is already a reality after just three months. After his great performance in Indian Wells, the Murcian has set his sights on the Masters 1000 in Miami, a tournament that begins this Wednesday and will last until April 3. Alcaraz already knows his eventual path at Hard Rock Stadium, where he could meet Stefanos Tsitsipas again in the fourth round.

After his great performance in Indian Wells, where only Rafa Nadal was able to stop him, Carlos Alcaraz generated great enthusiasm at the Miami Masters 1000 , the second in this category and the prelude to the clay tour. The Murcian signed a great week in California with his first semifinals in tournaments of this nature and this has made him climb to fifteenth position in the world ranking. Alcaraz already appears as the second best Spanish racket and, in fact, in Miami he will start as the Spaniard with the best ranking due to the absence of the Balearic.

“I take away from this tournament that I am prepared to compete with the best,” Alcaraz declared after losing in the Indian Wells semifinal against Rafa Nadal. The 18-year-old from Murcia forced the third set and offered a great level, making it really difficult for the Spaniard to win. Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil has proven that he is capable of generating a lot of trouble for the main favorites and that victory is also in his hands. Now he will try to prolong those sensations in Miami, where he appears as one of the candidates for the title, only a year after playing his first match in a Masters 1000 as a guest of the organization on that track.

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The path of Alcaraz in Miami

Carlos Alcaraz has a fairly complicated draw in Miami , although the Murcian arrives in a great moment of form. Exempt from the first round due to being seeded, Alcaraz will debut against the winner of the duel between Fucsovics and Marcos Giron . In the third round, the Croatian Marin Cilic or the Italian Lorenzo Musetti would appear.

Where his path begins to get more complicated is in the fourth round, in which he could meet again with Stefanos Tsitsipas, whom he won in that battle on the way to the round of 16 of the US Open 2021. To beat the Greek again, in the quarterfinals Indian Wells winner Taylor Fritz or young Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime would await him. Daniil Medvedev would appear in a hypothetical semifinals, while Alexander Zverev could be his rival in the final.

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