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What happens to Carlos Alcaraz?

Carlos Alcaraz He is going through his worst moment of the season as part of a learning process that has not separated him from the best tennis players on the planet, but that does force him to take a break to correct some evils that are chasing the tennis player. After his loss to Tommy Paul in the second round of Masters 1000 de Montreal, Charlie Brown He acknowledged that the pressure had overcome him for the first time in his career, but the explanation for the setback and those experienced in previous weeks go further.

«Right now I’m angry. I made bad decisions. That has frustrated me. I am angry that I could not take out my tennis in the rest of the match, “he said. alcaraz in the press conference after the defeat with Paulin his debut in Montreal. Carlos, like the vast majority of fans, expected a victory to continue advancing in the draw, but seeing himself as the number two favorite caused him to be blocked that he would end up paying dearly. «It was the first time that I could not withstand the pressure and I have not been able to control it, ”acknowledged the Murcian, visibly accepted by the stumble and the conflicting sensations.

The pressure of seeing himself as a candidate to win was able to Carloswho until now had been more like covered in tournaments, in the shadow of some Djokovic o Nadal that usually give media coverage, but for different reasons were not present in Montreal for the dispute of the sixth Masters 1000 it’s from the season.

However, this may not be the only reason why the Carlos has suffered unexpected defeats. Another resides, indisputably, in the expectations cast on a tennis player who barely turned 19 last May and already has four titles to his credit in 2022, in addition to being the fourth player in the ATP ranking. Victory can be expected in every game of alcarazbut the learning process continues every week with a tennis player who is prepared to compete with the greatest, but possibly not yet to stay at the top every week.

In addition, the overload of matches in recent weeks has been able to take its toll on alcarazwho even with everything, has achieved two finals in ATP 500 and 250 tournaments, as part of a clay court tour post-Wimbledon that the great players of the circuit do not usually play. Casper Ruud also played, in his case in enough y Gstaadwith worse results than Alcaraz and also less wear and tear, with up to nine games in the legs of the Spanish for only five in the Norwegian.

The US Open, great test

What seems clear is that alcaraz is ready to face the situation and reset for the US Openin which he defends the quarterfinals of last season. Flushing Meadows brings back great memories for Carlitos, who blew up in that third-round match against Tsitsipas and he will be, also for the first time and due to the points, forced to achieve a great result in a Grand Slam tournament.

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