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Carlos Alcaraz not anxious about fatigue forward of ultimate vs Novak Djokovic: I really feel good

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Carlos Alcaraz fended off a match level to safe the ultimate’s spot within the Cincinnati Open with a 2-6 7-6(4) 6-3 win over Hubert Hurkacz on Saturday, 19 August. Alcaraz will meet Novak Djokovic in a rematch of final month’s riveting Wimbledon ultimate.

The Spanish world primary has lived dangerously since capturing his second Grand Slam title on the All-England Club, needing three units in all his matches in Ohio, together with his quarter-final win over qualifier Max Purcell.

Alcaraz into his eighth ultimate of the yr and regardless of spending greater than 10 hours on the court docket this week, he mentioned he feels recent.

“People think that I going to be tired in the final, but I feel good,” he informed reporters.

“It doesn’t matter if I play a third set, long matches, I’m recovering really, really well with my physio, with my team. I feel like I’m going to play the first match of the tournament. I feel great.”

Hurkacz, who narrowly misplaced to Alcaraz within the quarters of the Canadian Open, raced out to a 3-0 lead as Alcaraz combined dazzling shotmaking with some head-scratching errors within the entertaining first set.

Hurkacz captured the opener when he broke Alcaraz for a second time and had match level within the second set whereas returning serve and main 5-4 however misfired on a forehand.

Alcaraz drew Hurkacz to the online with a drop shot after which fired a sensational cross court docket winner to arrange the tiebreak.

In the breaker Hurkacz as soon as once more began sturdy, grabbing a 4-1 lead earlier than his 20-year-old opponent took his sport to a different stage, pounding a forehand winner for a 5-4 lead and crushing a serve Hurkacz couldn’t put in play to drive a deciding set.

Edited By:

Kingshuk Kusari

Published On:

Aug 20, 2023