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Sports day: Five-set thriller makes Spain’s tennis sensation pretty “tired”

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Five-set thriller makes Spain’s tennis sensation pretty “tired”

Co-favorite Carlos Alcaraz prevented an early exit at the French Open with a big fight. The 19-year-old shooting star of the scene won a Spanish duel of generations against his 15-year-old compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas in 4:34 playing time with 6: 1, 6: 7 (7: 9), 5: 7, 7: 6 (7: 2), 6: 4 and is allowed to continue from the first Dreaming of a Grand Slam triumph. “I am really tired”said Alcaraz, who had to fend off a match point in the fourth set: “I’m so happy with my performance.”

Novak Djokovic solved his task much more confidently. The world number one and defending champion won his second round duel 6: 2, 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 4) against Slovakian Alex Molcan remains without loss of sentence. The Serb ended the match after 2:16 hours. “Everything is going in the right direction,” he said afterwards.

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