Carlos Alcaraz, today against Otte to enter the great Wimbledon battle

Carlos Alcaraz prepared his third round match today Friday with the German Oscar Otte no protection on the right elbow. His discomfort subsided and he feels more and more loose in his second participation in a professional grass tournament. He did not go beyond the second tie in his 2021 debut, he is already going for the round of 16, which would not be his best Grand Slam result because he finished fourth at the 2021 US Open and at Roland Garros 2022.

The Murcian, 19 years old and world number 7, is having fun in London. He has rented a house near the facility, where he can share peace of mind with his team and his family. A few holes of golf, some games of chess or Parcheesi, social networks and also an episode of the ‘Suits’ series help to face the complexity of a tournament like this.

He saved the complicated debut against the German Jan-Lennard StruffTeutonic Oscar Otte, 28 years old and world number 36, also advanced complications. High (1.96), shot because he made the semifinals in the ATP of Stuttgart y Halland. He has already made his best result at Wimbledon, where he debuted in 2021 by sneaking into the second tie since qualifying. At the subsequent US Open he made it to the round of 16, gaining many spots in the ATP rankings.

First clash between Alcaraz and Otte. Demand rises Carlitos, who enters a very hot phase of his strong box section. The survivor will see them in the round of 16 with the American ‘gunner’ John Isner or the Italian ascendant Jannik Sinner.

And in quarters, except for a major surprise in his Serbian derby with Miomir Kecmanovicattend Novak Djokovicwhich in the round of 16 would meet the Dutch revelation Tim Van Rijthoven the georgian catcher Nikoloz Basilashvili.

Around five, half past five in the afternoon, Alcaraz will go to Court 1, the same one where he lost to Daniil Medvedev and in which he beat Struff. He moves a little closer to the center. “It’s something I’m looking forward to, but at the moment there are people with more names than me who deserve to be in central. I’m still growing and I feel lucky to be able to play in number 1, in number 2. I hope to be able to play in central one day,” Carlitos said.

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