Tuesday, May 4, 2021 00:37 AM (GMT + 7)
(Sports News, Tennis News) 17-year-old ranked 120 ATP Carlos Alcaraz will be Rafael Nadal’s opponent in the second round of the Madrid Open.
17-year-old tennis player shocked
Carlos Alcaraz, a 17-year-old ranked 120 ATP player, had a glorious 2-0 victory over his opponent nearly twice his age (32 years old) and 86 places ahead of me on the ATP Ranking Adrian Mannarino. Alcaraz took a break against Mannarino in the first game of set 1 and went to victory 6-4. Set 2 took place in just half an hour when Mannarino failed to win a game and lost nothing.
In the second round, the challenge for Alcaraz will be great when he will have to face fellow superstar Rafael Nadal.
Dimitrov lost in shock, and Isner struggled
Even in the first round of male singles, there was a shock. The Bulgarian player Dimitrov only had to meet a weak opponent, Lloyd Harris. However, “Little Federer” has made the NHM disappointed. Dimitrov lost after 3 sets of matches with the score 63 36 76 (5) in favor of Harris.
Video Dimitrov lost in shock:
Meanwhile, another remarkable player John Isner also had a very hard game in the first round. Opponent of Isner Kecmanovic. And the American player outperformed his opponent after 2 sets with the score 64 76 (6).
Video match Isner – Kecmanovic:
Lloyd Harris (South Africa, 53rd in the world) – 13th seed Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria, 17th in the world): 4:00, May 3, Madrid Open men’s singles first round, Manolo Santana Stadium
Grigor Dimitrov is likely to encounter 3rd seed Dominic Thiem in the second round of the Madrid Masters this year. But before thinking about it, “Little Federer” will have to overcome the difficult test of the day when he first encounters Lloyd Harris.
Lloyd Harris (left) is a pretty dangerous opponent for Grigor Dimitrov right now
The 24-year-old South African ranked 53 in the world, Lloyd Harris, has made a miracle when he won runner-up in the Dubai Tennis Championships in March this year. In the ATP 500 on that hard surface, this “Sao Mai” eliminated both Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori, Filip Krajinovic and Denis Shapovalov and only lost to another “dark horse”, Alsan Karatsev in the final.
Meanwhile, Dimitrov is aiming for the second clay he has attended since the beginning of 2021 after losing easily to Rafael Nadal in the third round of Monte Carlo Masters after 2 sets with the same score 1-6. The unstable performance of the Bulgarian star, especially on the reddish brown field which is his inherent weakness, can make the No. 13 seed difficult to meet the upcoming Lloyd Harris.
Adrian Mannarino (France, 33rd in the world) – Carlos Alcaraz (Spain, 120th in the world): Around 19:30, May 3, Madrid Open men’s singles first round, Manolo Santana Stadium
The match between the veteran French player Adrian Mannarino and the young and promising young star of the Spanish host country Carlos Alcaraz at Manolo Santana today is very important. Because, the winner of this match will advance to the second round of Madrid Masters this year against Rafael Nadal and that is the opening match of the No. 1 seed in this tournament.
Mannarino is appreciated for experience but youth and explosive ability are the strengths that his opponent owns.
Will Adrian Mannarino (left) or Carlos Alcaraz be Rafael Nadal’s opponent in the second round of Madrid Open this year?
“Gaur” Nadal nervously awaits his first challenge at the ATP Masters 1000 in the Spanish capital
Video Rafael Nadal overcomes Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the Barcelona Open championship this year:
Federico Delbonis (Argentina, ranked 79 in the world) – No. 10 seed Pablo Carreno Busta (Spain, 12th place in the world): Around 23:30, May 3, Madrid Open men’s singles first round, Arantxa Sanchez Stadium
In terms of current position on the ATP chart, Pablo Carreno Busta outperformed Federico Delbonis (number 12 vs. 79). The Spaniard also has the advantage at home. But surprisingly, in terms of his past head-to-head record, he lost to Delbonis when he only won 2 times but lost 4 games out of 6 times they had met.
If only the times they faced each other in tournaments on clay, Delbonis also had a better record than Carreno Busta (3-2). Will the Argentine player continue to sow the host country’s representative at Arantxa Sanchez tonight?
Also on May 3 and the morning of May 4, the women’s singles third round matches will take place. Notably, seed No. 1 Ashleigh Barty encounters No. 14 seed Iga Swiatek (0:00, 4/5), seed No. 9 Petra Kvitova Veronika Kudermetova (18h, 3/5), seed No. 8 Belinda Bencic meets Ons Jabeur (8:00 pm, May 3).
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