‘Doing Things That Nobody Had Been Done in the Last 20 Years’ – American Tennis Star Sebastian Korda Heaps Praise on Carlos Alcaraz Ahead of Their Match at French Open 2022

Published 05/26/2022, 12:26 AM 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

Carlos Alcaraz has had a meteoric rise this year. At just 19, the Spaniard has dominated the big names in tennis and achieved a rare feat earlier this year, defeating Nadal and Djokovic in subsequent rounds of the Madrid Open. Unsurprisingly, many fellow players have spoken highly about Alcaraz.

The 19-year-old is in Paris where he is aiming to win his maiden Grand Slam title. Yesterday, he dig deep to win his second-round match against Albert Ramos-Vinolas. His next-round opponent will be Sebastian Korda, who praised the Spaniard on his impressive season.

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Sebastian Korda on Carlos Alcaraz doing special things

The American tennis star defeated Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets to set up a clash with Alcaraz in the third round of the French Open 2022. Talking about the Spaniard, Korda said, “He deserves all the attention he is getting. Is doing things that nobody had been done in the last 20 years or so.”

Korda avenged his ATP Next-Gen Finals loss against Alcaraz last year to defeat him at the Monte Carlo Masters. He became the only player to defeat Alcaraz on clay this season as the Spaniard has gone on to win the Barcelona Open and the Madrid Open titles.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 03: Carlos Alcaraz of Spain celebrates after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during his Men’s Singles third round match on Day Five at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 03, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Alcaraz survives scare at the French Open 2022

Yesterday, the 19-year-old Spaniard scripted a brilliant come-from-behind victory to prevail over Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the second round. In a match lasting over 4 and a half hours, Alcaraz came back from two sets to one down to defeat his compatriot 6-1, 6-7 (7), 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4.

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It will be an exciting match-up against Korda, with their matches going down right to the wire. Alcaraz is in the top half of the draw that includes the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Alexander Zverev. Can Alcaraz win his maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open 2022? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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