Carlos Alcaraz Dominates Miami Open with Ten Consecutive Victories

Carlos Alcaraz continues to be unbeatable. The Spanish tennis player has already made it into the top four of the Miami Open. The player from El Palmar accumulates ten consecutive victories without dropping a single set and this season already holds a record of 18-1. On this occasion, his victim was a Taylor Fritz who could not cope with the intense gale of the world number one.

The Spanish player imposed his rhythm at all times and defeated his opponent in just over an hour. Specifically, 78 minutes of play to close his victory with a score of 6-4 and 6-2 that showed his superiority on the court of the tournament being held these days in Florida. Now, the next step will be to look for a place in the final against Jannik Sinner, whom he already crushed just 12 days ago.

Alcaraz is still in unbeatable mode in this 2023. No trace of the injuries that weighed him down at the end of last season or at the beginning of this one. The U.S. tour is confirming the total consecration of a star who has come to stay. Title in Indian Wells and so far semifinals in Miami, but with the ambition to defend the crown won last year and maintain the world number one.

The one against Fritz is already the 15th victory against Top 10 players in his career. And this Friday could come one more, although in a figurative way, since Sinner will not enter among the best in the world until next Monday. For the moment, he maintains his status as the eleventh racket on the planet. They already met in the semifinals of Indian Wells and now they will fight again for a place in the final at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Alcaraz’s Victory over Taylor Fritz and Upcoming Match against Jannik Sinner

Against Taylor Fritz, Alcaraz repeated the recipe he has used in all his matches at the Miami Open; victory by the fast track and without dropping a set. This was the case against Facundo Bagnis, against Dusan Lajovic, against Tommy Paul and now in the victory against Fritz, another opponent who had no option against the power of the player from Murcia. And that did not seem an easy match since it was the first time that both faced each other, so the unfamiliarity of the opponent could play a trick on the Spaniard. But it was not so.

Alcaraz started with forcefulness, breaking Frtiz’s serve and taking a 2-0 lead to put things in place. It seemed that the Spaniard was in a hurry to win and that the annoying rain, protagonist these days in Miami, did not appear. However, Fritz also had his chances, as the break balls he had in the fourth and sixth game. However, an accurate ‘Carlitos’ at the net overcame the problems and closed with two volleys the moments of greatest trouble. With his serve he was also unbeatable and closed the first set almost unperturbed by 6-4.

The second set, far from having a reaction from Fritz, was a military walk for the tennis player from El Palmar. He started again by breaking his opponent’s serve and this time, instead of shining at the net, he took out his usual catalog of drop shots to unhinge the Californian ‘giant’ of almost 2 meters, who suffered to go to the middle of the court.

The Spaniard was adding games to break his opponent’s serve again and left him completely destroyed on the court to add his 18th victory of the season. He closed the second set by 6-2 in just over half an hour and rest. If he beats Jannik Sinner and then wins in the final, he will equal the number of victories already won by the Italian and his rival in these quarterfinals with 20. Only Norrie (21) and Medvedev (27) are ahead of him.

Source: ATP.

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