Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image fell on its debut in Indian Wells in the second round. The 18-year-old tennis player from Murcia was surprised by Andy Murray, former number one and invited by the organization, in a match that was decided in three sets 5-7, 6-3 and 6-2 and exceeded three hours of duration. Yes, the Spaniard advanced to the third round Pablo Carreño, after eliminating the Ecuadorian Emilio Gómez in two sets (6-1 and 6-4).
Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image He debuted the top seed in a Masters 1000 and stepped onto the Indian Wells track for the first time to meet a veteran of the circuit, Andy Murray, who is taking advantage of the truce that his physique seems to have given him. The Murcian began with a break against that allowed Dumblane’s to have 0-3 on the scoreboard, but he was not daunted. The Spanish managed to turn it around and finish scoring the set with a score of 7-5.
Far from lowering your arms, Andy Murray He looked for a way to turn the scoreboard, determined to take advantage of the invitation that the tournament had granted him to return to play the tournament of Indian Wells where he had not passed since 2017. The Scotsman, winner of three Grand Slams and former world number one, managed to turn the scoreboard in a long match marked by high temperatures to end up sealing the ticket to the third round with a result of 5- 7, 6-3 and 6-2.
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A serve below
The Scotsman surprised everyone with a service that had never been seen before. Seeing that Alcaraz was far behind, Murray pulled under, thus achieving an ace before the non-existent response of the Murcian. “I had never done it before, but with the tracks so slow it was almost impossible to get free points on serve. He started subtracting inside, but as the game progressed he delayed his position to the rest so I thought it would be a good idea to try. I did not expect to get a direct serve, but it seems to me that strategically it is a good idea to do it when your opponent is far behind the baseline, “he explained later at a press conference.
Albert Ramos and Pablo Carreño advance
Carlos Alcaraz was not the only representative of the Navy who fell in Indian Wells. So did Pedro Martínez, who couldn’t in his duel against Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-2 and 6-4). They did advance instead Pablo Carrreño and Albert Ramos. The Asturian got rid of the Ecuadorian Emilio Gómez (6-1 and 6-4) in two sets to meet the Russian Khachanov in the next round. The Catalan gave the surprise by eliminating Felix Auger-Aliassime, seventh seed and number 11 in the world, with a victory in two sets, 6-4 and 6-2 in one hour and 17 minutes.