Alcaraz destroys Musetti to enter the Roland Garros quarterfinals

Alcaraz destroys Musetti to enter the Roland Garros quarterfinals

2023-06-04 19:30:38

There was no battle. Carlos Alcaraz he did not allow it. In 2 hours and 8 minutes she got rid of Lorenzo Musetti, forcefully by 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2. The Murcian tennis player has come to Roland Garros with a very clear objective and whoever tries to prevent him from doing so must be much stronger and finer than his Italian rival. At the moment he is already in the quarterfinals and he did it with a show of strength and power.

“I’ve been at a great level. Musetti has a great level but after 5 sets I play calmer, more aggressive, I feel more comfortable. To beat me in 5 sets they have to have a very great physical and mental capacity“, he said to Àlex Corretja, in an interview on track, with a big smile.

So what alcaraz He did not start out sweeping as in his three previous games. He gave up the first game and Musetti took a 0-2 lead with a parallel backhand that raised the Phillippe Chatrier. I could have left. It was a mirage. It lasted the first two games. Alcaraz cut short the expectations of his Italian friend by snatching five games in a row, to put things in his place…

ultra-explosive game

alcaraz he destroyed his generation rival. He marked the current difference between his number 1 and Musetti’s 18. The Italian’s victory in the final in Hamburg last year was a long way off. The difference on the track too much. The player from El Palmar imposed his ultra-explosive game, his strong physique, legs that reach any corner and, above all, a mentality light years away from the bubbly but ineffective Musetti.

Simon TartariniMusetti’s coach, said in an interview in L’Equipe that, to surprise the Murcian tennis player, his pupil had to “be intense with the rest, respond to the speed of the ball and be very tactically structured, so as not to be a prisoner of Alcaraz” .

42 winners

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musetti He entered willing to face his generation rival, but found himself powerless to put that strategy into practice. alcaraz I torment him with his serve, his right-hand shells, left home brand (22), lobs or volleys. A festival. with 42 winning shots, 5 ‘aces’, 76% of points with the first service and winning 99 points against 66 from his rival. Adding the 34 victory on land where this year he has only given up two defeats and has won three titles, so far.

alcaraz will face this Tuesday in the quarterfinals the winner of the match that in the night session faced Stefanos Tsitsipas and the Austrian Thomas Ofner.

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