Carlos Alcaraz inaugurates his 2023 on the clay-courts of Buenos Aires, and at the first opportunity he adds a new title to his collection. The world number two beat Cameron Norrie in the final, a new character on clay in this part of the season, in an all in all easy way.
Even if he doesn’t immediately take advantage of a set and a break lead and he shakes a bit in the final part of the match. The Spanish talent, who still finds the support of the first ball in times of need and who proves to be mostly more lucid at the foot of the jeudecif, restores the hierarchies on 6-5 and seals the success on 6-3 7-5.
Also becoming the youngest winner of the tournament. Below the Highlights of the final:
Delray Beach: the triumph of Taylor Fritz
Taylor Fritz also respects the forecast on Delray Beach’s hard courts, who after the initial 6-0 against Miomir Kecmanovic needs overtime to snatch victory.
Needless to say, he shuts down in the heart of the second set, he can’t even hold on to the tie break, but regains control of the situation in his moment of need and closes on 6-0 5-7 6-2 after just over two hours of play .
Fifth career title on the major circuit for the American tennis player, who among other things also reaches the number five spot in the ranking behind only Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, precisely Carlos Alcaraz and obviously Novak Djokovic.
In Rotterdam, Daniil Medvedev defeated Jannik Sinner in three sets, recovering a disadvantage of a set. Thanks to that victory, the Russian comes back in the Top-10 of the ATP ranking. Jannik Sinner’s streak of consecutive successes stops at seven after the success in Montpellier.
Daniil Medvedev with two faces blocked the way for the blue talent in the Rotterdam final. He is inaccurate in the first set, practically perfect between the second and third fractions. The Russian tennis player thus wins the sixteenth title of his career and returns to occupy at least box number nine in the ranking.
Few recriminations for the blue tennis player, who confirms himself to be ultra-competitive indoors, perhaps a little too anchored to a tactical plan that malfunctions against an opponent who, after a false start, practically eliminates unforced errors from the project and wins almost 75% points with the first ball.