Author of a very good grass season (semi‐finals in Stuttgart and Halle), Oscar was swept away by Carlos Alcaraz (6–3, 6–1, 6–2) on Friday at 3e Wimbledon Tower. The German’s coach Peter Moraing was blown away by the level of the 7e world player, as he explained to L’Equipe.
“You don’t have to be a tennis expert to realize that this young gentleman is the future of tennis. That’s the only thing I can say. Watching his first two matches, I felt like he was good, and that’s it. But today (Friday) he was phenomenal. Pfff, it was like a thunderclap. Oscar, it’s true, had a bad start, he lost the first eight points. And maybe Carlos felt even more comfortable afterwards. It probably took a little time for Carlos to adapt, he did it at the start of the tournament. But today (this Friday)obviously, he was very accustomed to the grass! I don’t feel like highlighting anything special, because this guy has all the trimmings. He serves hard, he moves incredibly fast, he shoots passes very well, he returned very well, he must have barely missed a backhand return or two. Just too strong. »
Published on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 2:09 PM