Younger tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz performed his first match on grass this 12 months within the Hurlingham exhibition occasion in opposition to Frances Tiafoe.
The Spaniard didn’t have an outing to recollect as he misplaced in straight units to the American 4-6, 2-6. Alcaraz just lately practiced with three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka previous to the Hurlingham occasion. The present No. 7 ranked participant has not performed an excessive amount of tennis on the grass courtroom. He misplaced within the second spherical of the 2021 Wimbledon to Daniil Medvedev.
Carlos Alcaraz was not at his finest in the course of the match in opposition to Tiafoe. The American gleefully accepted any alternative he was given to win the match comprehensively. The lackluster efficiency from the 19-year-old might be attributed to the truth that he has not performed since his French Open quarter-final loss to Alexander Zverev. This was as a result of he was resting an elbow challenge. There’s one other college of thought doing the rounds concerning Alcaraz’s vulnerability on grass. We really feel it’s too early to evaluate the teen as he has not performed a lot within the greenery. He has all the required instruments to succeed on any floor.
“Nicely performed” – Carlos Alcaraz acknowledged his opponent Frances Tiafoe
The 2 gamers have been seen chatting in the course of the changeovers. They obtained some much-needed observe earlier than probably the most prestigious occasion in tennis will get underway subsequent week.
After the match, Alcaraz took to Twitter and admitted that there’s room for enchancment. He promised his followers that he’ll give his 100% to get higher.
In a reply to his earlier tweet, Alcaraz posted a photograph of himself and Tiafoe and congratulated the 24-year-old for his victory.