Carlos Alcaraz Survives From the Brink of Defeat Against Compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas in an Epic French Open 2022 Encounter

Published 05/25/2022, 2:31 PM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 25, 2022 Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz reacts during his second round match against Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The French Open is known for its history of producing top-tier upsets on both men’s and women’s draw over the years. While the women’s singles bracket already witnessed scores of upsets with players like Maria Sakkari, Barbora Krejcikova, Garbine Muguruza, getting eliminated from the event, Spanish young gun Carlos Alcaraz narrowly escaped from joining this unfortunate list.

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Carlos Alcaraz survives a scare from Albert Ramos-Vinolas at French Open 2022

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Alcaraz defeated legendary compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas in an incredible four-set battle on court Simonne-Mathieu. The youngster raced off in the first set and didn’t allow Ramos-Vinolas to settle it at any point. As as result, the opening set went Alcaraz’s way, 6-1.

However, it was in the second set that Albert started to find his groove and began to trouble Alcaraz. The experienced campaigner won the next two sets in emphatic manner as more errors flew from Alcaraz’s racquet.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 25, 2022 Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz reacts during his second round match against Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

With the crowd pretty much behind Alcaraz right throughout the match, he was able to use that energy to good effect and start playing some entertaining shots. However, the experience of Ramos-Vinolas was still enough to keep him in contention and also earned him a crucial match point.

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But, the defense of Alcaraz was too good that he ended up saving the match point and forced a fourth set tie-breaker. An incredible performance from the Spanish prodigy made him win the fourth and took the match to a deciding fifth set.

Even in the final set, Alcaraz’s error rate was incredibly high as both the players kept exchanging breaks of serve. In the end, it was Alcaraz, who managed to get the better off Ramos-Vinloas after producing a couple of high-octane shots.

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In the end, Carlos Alcaraz managed to edge past Albert Ramos-Vinolas and survives to see another day at Roland Garros. As expectations are riding high on the youngster, it’s safe to say that the future rounds are only going to get difficult as he has to carry that extra mental burden whenever he steps on a tennis court.

 

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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